Nuremberg tournaments 1446-1561 by Luca Stefano CristiniNuremberg tournaments 1446-1561 by Luca Stefano Cristini

Nuremberg tournaments 1446-1561

byLuca Stefano Cristini

Paperback | January 28, 2019

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This German Turnierbuch manuscript is composed of 112 sheet includes depictions of contestants equipped for various tournaments; a renaissance parade preceding a late form of tournament called a carrousel; This album represent specifically the participants in tournaments known as Gesellenstrechen, or bachelors’ jousts, held in Nuremberg (Germany) between 1446 and 1561; We find also depictions of pageant sleighs, some of which were used in a parade held in the winter of 1640–41. The illustrations are probably the work of a renaissance artist or a Briefmaler, a particular letter painter, who also would have written and embellished official documents and painted rich coats-of-arms.
In many instances, the names of the tournament participants are written above them. They are armed for the Gestech (German tournament), the joust fought with blunt lances. This rare Turnierbuch such as provide an invaluable record of the jousters’ colorful costumes, fanciful crests, and humorous, often satirical emblems that decorated the jouster’s shields and horse trappings.
This rare manuscript was bought in 1921 by a French collector, and today is part of the MET collection (The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York).
In appendix we have insert 16 wonderful color plates from the German reprint book of 1918: Hans Burgkmair des Jungeren - Turnierbuch vom 1529.

Title:Nuremberg tournaments 1446-1561Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:116 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.32 inShipping dimensions:10 × 8 × 0.32 inPublished:January 28, 2019Publisher:Luca Cristini EditoreLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:8893274167

ISBN - 13:9788893274166


Table of Contents

The Nuremberg Turnierbuch (or Album of Tournaments and Parades in Nuremberg)
is a German tournament book covering various periods between the mid 16th and
mid 17th centuries. The original currently rests in the holdings of Metropolitan
Museum of Art in New York City, NY. The Met divides this manuscript into five
separate parts; the first is a copy of the tournament book of Hans Burgkmair
der Ju?ngere (plate 1-16), while the other four describe various tournaments
and parades held in the city of Nuremberg. It may have been created for the
Volckamer family, given the prominence of the exploits of Berthold Volckamer.
Created in several stages during the 16th and 17th centuries, possibly copied from
older records; the paper dates to the 1530s, while the fourth section describes a parade
that occured in 1640 (this last part are present partially in our book).