MetPublications offers free armor books

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is featuring twelve books celebrating arms and armoring on its MetPublications website. Some of the books are available to download, and others are readable online.

The available books are:

  • The Academy of the Sword: Illustrated Fencing Books 1500–1800 - LaRocca, Donald J. (1998)
  • The Armored Horse in Europe, 1480–1620 - Pyhrr, Stuart W., Donald J. LaRocca, and Dirk H. Breiding (2005)
  • Arms and Armor: Notable Acquisitions, 1991–2002 - Pyhrr, Stuart W., Donald J. LaRocca, and Morihiro Ogawa (2002)
  • Art of the Samurai: Japanese Arms and Armor, 1156–1868 - Ogawa, Morihiro, ed., with contributions by Kazutoshi Harada, Hiroshi Ikeda, Tetsuo Ito, Ayako Kobayashi, Masato Misumi, Takamasa Saito, and Taeko Watanabe (2009)
  • European Helmets, 1450–1650: Treasures from the Reserve Collection - Pyhrr, Stuart W. (2000)
  • Firearms from the Collections of the Prince of Liechtenstein - Pyhrr, Stuart W. (1985)
  • The Gods of War: Sacred Imagery and the Decoration of Arms and Armor - LaRocca, Donald J. (1996)
  • Heroic Armor of the Italian Renaissance: Filippo Negroli and his Contemporaries - Pyhrr, Stuart W., and José-A. Godoy, with essays and a compilation of documents by Silvio Leydi (1998)
  • Man and the Horse: An Illustrated History of Equestrian Apparel - Mackay-Smith, Alexander, Jean R. Druesedow, and Thomas Ryder (1984)
  • Of Arms and Men: Arms and Armor at the Metropolitan, 1912–2012 - Pyhrr, Stuart W. (2012)
  • Resplendence of the Spanish Monarchy: Renaissance Tapestries and Armor from the Patrimonio Nacional - Domínguez Ortíz, Antonio, Concha Herrero Carretero, and José A. Godoy (1991)
  • Warriors of the Himalayas: Rediscovering the Arms and Armor of Tibet - LaRocca, Donald J., with essays by John Clarke, Amy Heller, and Lozang Jamspal (2006)