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Swords: An Artist's Devotion

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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.

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A true devotee of swords, the author passionately brings to life the history of this noble weapon and its skillful masters--from ancient warriors to stealthy samurai--offering lavish background details and exquisite, full-color spreads showcasing specimens in all their shining glory.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780763631482
Subtitle:
An Artist's Devotion
Publisher:
Candlewick
Illustrator:
Boos, Ben
Author:
Boos, Ben
Subject:
History
Subject:
Swords
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
History - Medieval
Subject:
History - Military & Wars
Subject:
Swords -- History.
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-World History
Subject:
swords;weapons;history;art;non-fiction
Subject:
swords;history;weapons;art;non-fiction;military
Publication Date:
20080909
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
11.80x10.40x.70 in. 2.05 lbs.
Age Level:
10-12

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