The Armorer’s Art: Essays in Honor of Stuart Pyhrr


The Armorer’s Art, Essays in Honor of Stuart Pyhrr edited by Donald J. La Rocca

A tribute to and celebration of the distinguished career and achievements of Stuart W. Pyhrr during his 42 years in the Department of Arms and Armor of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This book presents a collection of essays by an international group of scholars featuring some items from the Museum: Adargas; Eglinton Tournament, 1839; Early Examples of Armour of Proof; Bascinets and Hand Artillery of the Aldobrandesco Fortress of Piancastagnaio; Armors of Philip III; Royal Hunting Armory of Madrid; Rubens and the Representation of Arms; Amsterdam Ballock Daggers; Tibetan Text on the Connoisseurship of Swords; Pietro Monte’s Exercises and the Medieval Science of Arms; Augsburg Armor Garniture; A Knife with the Arms and Orders of Duke Friedrich I of Württemberg; A French Renaissance Powder Flask.

The authors include: Helmut Nickel, William Reid, Ian Eaves, Mario Scalini, Claude Gaier, Álvaro Soler Del Campo, Jean-Pierre Reverseau, Jan Piet Puype, Donald J. La Rocca, Jeffrey Forgeng, Jonathan Tavares, Dirk Breiding and Pierre Terjanian.


  • Hardcover with dustjacket
  • 8.5″ x 11″
  • 156 pages
  • 184 color photos
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