Fashion and Armour in Renaissance Europe

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Of all the riches of the sixteenth-century European  nobleman, none spoke more powerfully of his heroism, wealth, and taste  than his armor, clothing, and weapons. Drawing on the Victoria and  Albert Museum’s popular arms and armor collection—which includes the  armor of such notables as Henry IV of France and Philip III of  Spain--Angus Patterson looks at the suits designed to kill, protect, and  impress.
Here are parade suits, lavishly embossed and gilded,  decorated with plumes of ostrich feathers, and draped with colorful silk  sashes, as well as swords, daggers, pistols, and gunpowder flasks slung  from elaborate belts.  Paintings, sculpture, and beautiful new  photographs—including many close-up details—bring this very particular  aspect of Medieval and Renaissance fashion to life.

  • Author: Angus Patterson
  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum, 2009
  • 112 pages, 10" x 8.8"
  • 100 full-color illustrations 
  • ISBN: 9781851775811
     
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