Arms and Armor: Notable Acquisitions, 1991-2002
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2002 - Armor - 63 pages
This publication chronicles more than a decade of collecting by the Department of Arms and Armor at the Metropolitan Museum. The refurbished galleries in The Pierpont Morgan Wing opened in 1991 with a new presentation of about eleven hundred of the finest pieces from the Museum's encyclopedic collection, and since that time the department's holdings have continued to grow, with more than one hundred and fifty items added by purchase, gift, or bequest. This volume includes fifty-eight of the most notable acquisitions. Many are remarkable for their diversity and extraordinary quality, condition, and beauty, and some for their artistic or historic importance, while others fill gaps or serve as documents, adding to the knowledge of this field of study. -- Metropolitan Museum of Art website.
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This book was pretty much what I expected it to be. Having read "The Art of Chivalry", a sort of catalouge of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection of arms and armour, I was had a good idea of ... Read full review