Achille Marozzo, Arte Dell' Armi, 1568

K.U.Leuven, Universiteitsbibliotheek, 4A 940

Click to view information on the Corble Collection CDArte Dell' Armi by the Bolognese master discusses single combat (offensive & defensive) with numerous weapons accompanied with figures (woodcuts) depicted with & without arms of all maneuvres & guards comprising a re-publication of Opera Nova of more than 200 pages. The fighters depicted are shown with swords, staff weapons or daggers which are described with intelligent text in a systematic manner. An interesting note is that most illustrations are signed with a monogram .b. which has been conjectured to be Francesco Barattini or Giovanni Britto though no absolute evidence supports this notion. Marozzo's treatise Opera Nova is comprised of 18 plates and was republished in 1568 as "Arte Dell' Armi".

Released: January 21, 2000 / Last modified: November 4, 2009

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