The Passion of Collecting. Collection of R. Janiak

“Pasja zbierania. Kolekcja R. Janiaka”

[The Passion of Collecting. Collection of R. Janiak]

by Ryszard de Latour

CD version

 

Warszawa-Kielce 2007

 

In the 2007 a huge exhibition took place in one of the Warsaw museums, presenting private collection belonging to Mr. Ryszard Janiak. He’s got absolutely amazing collection of arms and decorative arts from 16th-19th century, including breathtaking sabres, armors, firearms and more, from such countries as Poland (amazing examples of karabelas – around 20 pieces!, hussars sabres, hussars armors), Ottoman empire, Persia, Western Europe and even Japan.
For the exhibition purposes there was a huge catalogue printed, containing over 700 objects, on over 600 pages, with paralell Polish and ENGLISH text (with one exception – basic descriptions of objects are in Polish but all commentaries and additional notes are translated). The book looked really great and grandiosely:

Unfortunatelly the book was printed in a limited number of copies and was sold immediatelly – now, if you’re lucky enough, you can find it as second handed for the prices around 160-200 USD!

Fortunately the publisher decided to introduce a CD with this great catalogue and additional appendix, including two PDF files, with even more objects! So overall there are about 400 military pieces and hundreds of other historical pieces!

Description

CONTENTS:

Foreword

– Ryszard Z. Janiak, “A few words from the collector”

– Ryszard Z. Janiak, Ryszard de Latour, “Presentation of the collection of arms and selected decorative art items”

– Anna Kwasik-Gliwinska, “Presentation of decorative art and painting”

CATALOGUE:

 ARMAMENT AND EQUIPMENT

Oriental arms, armour

Accoutrements and equipment

Defensive arms

Offensive arms

Edged and thrusted arms

Shafted weapons

Clubs, axes and maces

Projective and throwing weapons

Fire arms

Japanese arms and armour

European arms, armour, accoutrements and equipment

Defensive arms

Offensive arms

Edged and thrusted arms

Shafted weapons

Clubs, axes and maces

Fire arms

Accoutrements and equipment

DECORATIVE ART

Textiles

Kontush sashes

Silk textiles

Embroidered and appliqué textiles

Carpets

Silver and metalware

Votive plaques

Metal belts

Buttons and other outfit accessories

Glassware

Ceramics

Clocks

Near and Far Eastern items

Varia

PAINTINGS

Portrait painting

Painting on copperplate

Miniatures

Bibliographic abbreviations

Name index

Geographical index

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