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Swords: An Artist's Devotion

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ISBN13: 9780763650988
ISBN10: 0763650986
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Be smitten by the sword! An extraordinary young artist brings the history of this noble weapon — and its skillful masters — into stunningly sharp relief.

Brave men and women have taken up the sword since ages of old, and a fascination with this formidable weapon grips dedicated followers to this day. Here is a celebration of swords and swordsmen that spans time and place — from ancient warriors such as Beowulf to medieval knights; from stealthy ninja and samurai to legendary maidens of war. Illustrated with breathtaking intricacy, SWORDS reflects the passion of a true devotee, offering lavish background details on design and use as well as exquisite spreads showcasing specimens in all their shining glory.

About the Author

Ben Boos has designed many swords in his work as an illustrator and designer for the best-selling DIABLO franchise. Of SWORDS he says: "This book is the result of a lifelong interest in the sword . . . serving as a repository of memory, inspiration, and imagination."

Ben Boos lives with his family in Cameron Park, California.

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Gold Gato, July 15, 2012 (view all comments by Gold Gato)
The swashes get buckled in this book and they do so in style. Absolutely gorgeous renderings (in digital media) of swords make this a treat for the eyes, while each sword is provided a description and/or reason for existing. The author breaks it all into sections, such as Ninjas, Samurai, Raiders, Landsknechts, and so forth. There is even a breakout on the Silla Knights of ancient Korea, which sent me scurrying for a Wiki viewing. The Scimitars of the Sultans are even explained to the differences between Persian, Turkish, and Indian, which is so much more than I expected from a book that gets filed in the children's section.

I would pair this with Richard Francis Burton's The Book of the Sword. One would enhance the other and provide even more respect for the Queen of Weapons. The sword is truly sacred.

BTW, the typeset used is Historical Fell, which means you need to get thyself to a bookstore just to view the professionalism of what a real book aspires to be.

Book Season = Autumn
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780763650988
Subtitle:
An Artist's Devotion
Author:
Boos, Ben
Publisher:
Candlewick
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-World History
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-General
Subject:
swords;weapons;history;art;non-fiction
Subject:
swords;history;weapons;art;non-fiction;military
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120313
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
11.24 x 9.84 x 0.28 in 1.045 lb
Age Level:
from 10

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