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Dangerous Arts
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Karen Watts Geraldine Mead
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Dangerous Arts

Karen Watts Geraldine Mead


Trustees of the Royal Armouries

Precious metal & precious stones: artworks & design;
Decorative arts;
Social & cultural history;
Militaria, arms & armour


96 pages

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From the earliest times, the finest craftsmen in the world created beautiful objects for their wealthiest patrons. Worn by kings and coveted by emperors, these items not only revealed the owners' power but also their standing as great connoisseurs of the arts. Dangerous Arts portrays a world that combines art with conflict, death with beauty. Replete with gorgeous photography, it showcases works of art that adorned the great palaces of the world. These are objects made to kill but also to impress: a magnificent testament to craftsmanship, engineering and high fashion.

By:   Karen Watts
Designed by:   Geraldine Mead
Imprint:   Trustees of the Royal Armouries
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   1
Dimensions:   Height: 190mm,  Width: 165mm, 
ISBN:   9780948092817
ISBN 10:   0948092815
Pages:   96
Publication Date:   October 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Royal Armouries has three museums across the United Kingdom and cares for one of the most important national collections of arms and armour in the world.

The photography is excellent . . . . One can revel in the close look at these objects of the 'dangerous arts.' --The Journal of America's Military Past

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