Titulo del libro: Armes Europeennes: Histoire D Une Collection Au Musee Du Louvre
Autor: Philippe Malgouyres
Número de páginas: 192 páginas
Fecha de lanzamiento: November 30, 2014
Editor: Gourcuff Gradenigo
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Philippe Malgouyres con Armes Europeennes: Histoire D Une Collection Au Musee Du Louvre
From the sword of Charlemagne, one of the most popular Kings to have ruled over France, to the post-impressionist painter Gaugin's dagger, this collection has over 300 pieces of art or arms to offer. The great majority are unknown to the general public for they have been kept in different institutions. For the first time, this collection can be presented as a whole. These works of art conceived in Italy by Antonio del Pallaiuolo and the Negrolies, are presented next to royal arms, such as the French King, Charles the Ninth's, golden helmet, academics' swords, memories of Napoleon, Emporor of France, and all sorts of other curiosities. Interestingly, this collection was not put in place with the aim to create a benchmark for similar collections, but simply grew larger through revolutions and collectors' donations. In some cases, the collection is a witness to the Nation's history, in others, simply memories of amateurs' taste during the 19th century, but in any case it possesses a unique physiognomy, put forth in the pages of this book. Readers and the public will thus be introduced to these arms and armours long forgotten, but also to those who created, used and collected them.