FASHION IN STEEL: THE LANDSKNECHT ARMOUR OF WILHELM VON ROGENDORF
128pp., 100 colour illus. 2017. This sumptuously illustrated book celebrates a curious masterpiece of German Renaissance art–the Landsknecht armor of Wilhelm von Rogendorf (1523). Recently conserved to its original glory, this magnificent suit of armor, made for a trusted courtier, diplomat, and commander of infantry units for the Habsburgs, deceives the eye: the steel sleeves drape in graceful folds, with cuts in the surface, suggesting the armor is made from cloth rather than metal.