Studies in European Arms and Armor: The C. Otto von Kienbusch Collection in the Philapelphia Museum of Art

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This book examines one of the eminent holdings of medieval and Renaissance armor and arms in the United States. Between the years 1982 and 1986, a distinguished group of five internationallly respected scholars of armor and arms conducted research on the collection under the National Endowment for the Arts Visiting Specialists Program. Studies in European Arms and Armor presents and disseminates the results of this research. Each scholar chose one area within his field of expertise; to write about in detail: ...
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Overview

This book examines one of the eminent holdings of medieval and Renaissance armor and arms in the United States. Between the years 1982 and 1986, a distinguished group of five internationallly respected scholars of armor and arms conducted research on the collection under the National Endowment for the Arts Visiting Specialists Program. Studies in European Arms and Armor presents and disseminates the results of this research. Each scholar chose one area within his field of expertise; to write about in detail: three survey cohesive groups of objects within the collection and three concentrate on individual objects of exceptional merit. Varied and original in approach, the essays collectively emphasize the consummate craftsmanship and stylistic development in such areas as goldsmith's work, engraving, embossing, and painting, all integral to the creation of fine arms and armor. The essays present current scholarship on aspects of the collection in a readable and lively style in a substantial contribution to the field.
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This work offers seven very accessible essays on selected objects in the von Kienbusch collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Aimed at a much broader audience than the 1963 catalog of the full collection (Princeton Univ. Lib.), this volume focuses on some of the most outstanding pieces in one of the great 20th-century collections. Some essays read like mysteries or thrillers with a cast of dubious characters. The authors are all recognized curators or authorities, and each has a fresh style and approach. Without attempting an overall thesis, this book is a strong addition to the literature of the field: the study of objects of great beauty and of horrible utility. Highly recommended.-- Jack Perry Brown, Ryerson & Burnham Libs ., Art Inst . of Chicago
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The Kienbusch Collection is one of the finest holdings of medieval and Renaissance armor and arms in the US. Collected here are six essays that focus on the diversity of the collection, written by a distinguished group of internationally respected scholars, and accompanied by 144 illustrations, 20 in color. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780812279634
  • Publisher: Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Publication date: 1/1/1992
  • Pages: 207
  • Product dimensions: 8.71 (w) x 11.59 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 7
Parade Armor for Three Prince Electors of Saxony in the Kienbusch Collection 10
Ancient Italian Pieces in the Kienbusch Collection 33
Small-Swords and Court-Swords in the Kienbusch Collection 66
A Renaissance Painted Shield Attributed to Girolamo da Treviso 96
Part I: The Kienbusch Shield and Related Examples 96
Part II: An Attribution to Girolamo da Treviso 135
Appendix: Technical Note 141
Crediton: The Story of Two Helmets 152
Appendix: Comments on the Helmet in Crediton Church 178
Sorting Out Simonin: Pattern Books for Decorated Firearms, 1684-1705 184
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