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Heroic armor of the Italian Renaissance [electronic resource]: Filippo Negroli and his contemporaries / Stuart W. Pyhrr and José-A. Godoy ; with essays and a compilation of documents by Silvio Leydi.

Author/Creator:
Pyhrr, Stuart W.
Publication:
New York : The Metropolitan Museum of Art : distributed by Harry A. Abrams, 1998.
Format/Description:
Book
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Subjects:
Negroli, Filippo -- Exhibitions.
Armor, Renaissance -- Italy -- Exhibitions.
Armor -- Italy -- Exhibitions.
Armorers -- Italy -- History -- 16th century -- Exhibitions.
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Mode of Access: World Wide Web.
Summary:
"The second quarter of the sixteenth century witnessed the emergence of a new fashion of armor design based on the forms and ornament found in classical art. Embossed in high relief, richly gilt, and damascened in gold and silver, these lavish parade armors all'antica were worn by Renaissance kings and captains who wished to project an aura of power and virtue by arraying themselves like the heroes of ancient Roman history and mythology. The re-creation of classically inspired armor is invariably associated with Filippo Negroli, the most innovative and celebrated of the renowned armorers of Milan." "The core of the book is a thorough reexamination of all the armors signed by Filippo Negroli. Additional works are attributed to him, and lost works are identified. The authors confirm the attribution of two magnificently damascened armors to Francesco Negroli, and they present Giovan Paolo Negroli's single signed work along with pieces they consider to be his. Each armor is described, illustrated, and placed in the context of the maker's oeuvre; its history of ownership is discussed; and its treatment in the critical literature is assessed."--BOOK JACKET.
This lavishly illustrated book accompanied the first monographic exhibition devoted to Filippo Negroli and Renaissance armor all{u2019}antica, held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Included are details of the lives of Negroli family members, their workshops, and their dealings with clients and fellow armorers, and an examination of all the armors signed by Filippo Negroli, or attributed to him. -- Metropolitan Museum of Art website.
Contents:
Foreword / Philippe de Montebello
Introduction / Stuart W. Pyhrr and Jose-A. Godoy
Milan and the Arms Industry in the Sixteenth Century / Silvio Leydi
Negroli Genealogy
A History of the Negroli Family / Silvio Leydi
Abbreviations of Archival Sources
A Selection of Negroli Documents / Silvio Leydi
The Classical Heritage
Filippo Negroli and his Workshop
The Heritage of Filippo Negroli
Giovan Paolo Negroli
Caremolo Modrone of Mantua
Manifestations of the Antique.
Notes:
Catalog of an exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, N.Y., Oct. 8, 1998-Jan. 17, 1999.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Exhibition title: Heroic armor of the Italian Renaissance.
Contributor:
Negroli, Filippo.
Godoy, José-A.
Leydi, Silvio.
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN:
0870998722 (hc)
0810965291 (Abrams)
OCLC:
39189929