This engaging book offers an introduction to and overview of armor in Europe from the Middle Ages through the 17th century, focusing in particular on the 16th century when plate armor reached its peak of stylistic beauty and functional perfection. Created by highly skilled armorers, often in cooperation with noted artists and commissioned by wealthy patrons, armor was worn for centuries on the battlefield, in festive tournaments, and for ceremonial events. This book shows what to look for when examining armor, the pieces that make up a typical suit of armor, how the parts work, and the various methods used to decorate armor.
- Author: Donald Larocca
- Publisher: Yale University Press, 2017
- 176 pages, 10.5" x 8"
- 230 color illustrations
- ISBN: 9781588396297