Weapons & Armor: A Pictorial Archive of Woodcuts & Engravings

Weapons & Armor: A Pictorial Archive of Woodcuts & Engravings
Weapons & Armor: A Pictorial Archive of Woodcuts & EngravingsWeapons & Armor: A Pictorial Archive of Woodcuts & Engravings
Weapons & Armor: A Pictorial Archive of Woodcuts & Engravings
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A misericorde is a medieval poniard or dagger made for one purpose - to give the coup de grace of killing stoke. It was a beautiful, deadly instrument with a graphic mission; its very shape and cut graphically manifest its age and those who use it.

Weapons throughout history chronicle ages, style, and approaches to life and death; for artists, a weapons archive is a pictorial arsenal of powerful imagery. Here is such an arsenal: over 1,400 copyright-free illustrations of weapons and armor epitomizing the warlike times and people of this planet.

Artists and designers will not find these rare emblems of warfare gathered together elsewhere in such a clearly printed format, so quickly accessible; historians of art, industry and war as well as weapons fanciers will marvel at all the picturesque means here depicted of giving the coupe de grace.

192 pages. English text. B&W. Softcover. Published & Bind in USA.