Michèle Byam; Dave King
|ISBN:||039489622X 9780394896229 0394996224 9780394996226|
|描述：||63 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.|
|其他题名：||Arms and armor.|
|责任：||written by Michèle Byam ; [special photography, Dave King].|
A photo essay examining the design, construction, and uses of hand weapons and armor from a Stone Age axe to the revolvers and rifles of the Wild West. An eye grabber: large, clear photographic layouts of weapons share pages with explanatory text and definitive illustrations. Each double spread covers a subject, from primitive weapons to the 'Guns That Won the West'; it's easy to forget their function in the beauty of the pieces and their clever designs. The weapons from the Middle Ages are breathtaking simply as art.