By J. H. von Hefner-Alteneck
A popular 19th-century cultural historian and expert at the heart a long time, J. H. Hefner-Alteneck spent a lot of his lifestyles staring at the impression of artwork on many features of human existence, together with weaponry. His illustrations for this good-looking archive — drawn with superb exactitude — depict a wide range of medieval guns and armor courting from the early 9th century to the mid-1700s.
Adapted basically from ornamental ornamentation on burial monuments and manuscripts, hundreds and hundreds of finely finished pictures depict genuine shields, swords, crossbows, helmets, and hugely ornate matches of physique armor for knights and their steeds. Newly translated descriptive notes, extracted from the unique German textual content, establish the themes.
First released greater than a hundred years in the past, this meticulously rendered examine continues to be a useful resource of permission-free illustrations for artists and architects and an imperative reference for students, creditors, and hobbyists.