Noble Art of the Sword, The

Fashion and Fencing in Renaissance Europe

Tobias Capwell

Accompanying a major international exhibition at the Wallace Collection (May-September 2012), this book celebrates this artistic and cultural importance of the sword, as a symbol of power and prestige, as a flamboyant fashion statement and as an icon in the Age of Discovery.
Publication date:
May 2012
Publisher :
Paul Holberton Publishing
Language:
English
Illustration :
150 colour illustrations
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9780900785436
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£40.00
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Overview
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Accompanying a major international exhibition at the Wallace Collection (May-September 2012), this book celebrates this artistic and cultural importance of the sword, as a symbol of power and prestige, as a flamboyant fashion statement and as an icon in the Age of Discovery. It will feature weapons and related works of art from the Wallace Collection as well as other great collections of arms and armour; never-before-seen works on fencing drawn from the library of the 8th Lord Howard de Walden; and portraits, prints and drawings that will help place the Renaissance civilian sword in its social and artistic context.

It will also help explore the ancient origins since the first Olympiad of the modern era of 1896, revealing a place in history where art and sport converged.