New PDF release: The Academy of the Sword. Illustrated Fencing Books,

By Donald J. LaRocca

The Academy of the Sword facilities on an assemblage of infrequent illustrated books dedicated to the topic of fencing and dueling, drawn (with one exception) from the library of the fingers and Armor division of The Metropolitan Museum of artwork. The name is taken from Girard Thibault’s Academie de I’Espee (Leiden, 1628), the main lavish fencing ebook ever produced, which used to be kindly lent through the Museum’s Thomas J. Watson Library. Accompanying the books and giving bright influence to their illustrations are a variety of swords, rapiers, parrying daggers, bucklers, and different accoutrements, which stick to the chronology of, and adjustments in, scuffling with types depicted within the books. those guns have been often handled not just as sidearms, but additionally as trendy dress components. The ornament of hilts, scabbards, and belts usually exemplifies the present creative types of a given interval, from Renaissance and Mannerism via Baroque and Rococo to Neoclassical. Hilts have been designed via famous engravers equivalent to Hans Sebald Beham and Virgil Solis, top goldsmiths together with Wenzel Jamnitzer and Luigi Valadier, and significant artists from Hans Holbein and Giulio Romano to Jacques Louis David.

This book is issued along with the exhibition «The Academy of the Sword: Illustrated Fencing Books, 1500-1800,” held on the Metropolitan Museum of artwork, manhattan, from June 9,1998, to fall of 1999.

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