La Rocca, Donald

La Rocca, Donald
USA

Donald J. La Rocca, curator of Arms & Armor Department in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Curator, joined the department in 1988, following six years at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He has curated the international loan exhibition Warriors of the Himalayas: Rediscovering the Arms and Armor of Tibet (2006), as well as several in-house exhibitions, including The Gods of War: Sacred Imagery and the Decoration of Arms and Armor (1996), The Academy of the Sword: Illustrated Fencing Books 1500­–1800 (1998), Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department (2012, see video), and Arms and Armor: Notable Acquisitions 2003–2014 (2014). He is the author of more than 35 print essays on arms and armor.

Основні праці:
  • LaRocca, Donald J. (1993). A Neapolitan Patron of Armor and Tapestry Identified”: Metropolitan Museum Journal, v. 28 (1993).
  • LaRocca, Donald J. (1996). “The Bashford Dean Memorial Tablet by Daniel Chester French”: Metropolitan Museum Journal, v. 31 (1996).
  • LaRocca, Donald J. (1996). The Gods of War: Sacred Imagery and the Decoration of Arms and Armor.
  • LaRocca, Donald J. (1995). “An English Armor for the King of Portugal”: Metropolitan Museum Journal, v. 30 (1995).
  • LaRocca, Donald J. (1998) The Academy of the Sword: Illustrated Fencing Books 1500–1800.
  • Aruz, Joan, Elisabetta Valtz Fino, , La Rocca, & al (2001). Ars Vitraria: Glass in The Metropolitan Museum of Art”: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, v. 59, no. 1 (Summer, 2001).
  • Pyhrr, Stuart W., Donald J. LaRocca, and Morihiro Ogawa (2002). Arms and Armor: Notable Acquisitions, 1991–2002.
  • Pyhrr, Stuart W., Donald J. LaRocca, and Dirk H. Breiding (2005) The Armored Horse in Europe, 1480–1620.
  • LaRocca, Donald J., with essays by John Clarke, Amy Heller, and Lozang Jamspal. (2006). Warriors of the Himalayas: Rediscovering the Arms and Armor of Tibet.
  • Karcheski, Walter J., Jr., and Donald J. La Rocca (2007).“A Rare Armor for the Gioco del Ponte“: Metropolitan Museum Journal, v. 42 (2007).
  • La Rocca, Donald J. (2008). “Pattern Books by Gilles and Joseph Demarteau for Firearms Decoration in the French Rococo Style”: Metropolitan Museum Journal, v. 43 (2008).
  • Houghton, James R., La Rocca, & al (2009). Philippe de Montebello and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1977–2008.
  • La Rocca, Donald J. (2011). “Sword and Dagger Pommels Associated with the Crusades, Part I”: Metropolitan Museum Journal, v. 46 (2011).
  • Adlin, Jane, Stijn Alsteens, La Rocca & al. (2014). “Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 2012–2014” The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, v. 72, no. 2 (Fall, 2014).
  • Ainsworth, Maryan W., Denise Allen, , La Rocca, & al (2016) Recent Acquisitions: A Selection, 2014–2016.
  • La Rocca, Donald J. (2017) How to Read European Armor.

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Науково-дослідний ресурс історії зброї, History of Arms and Armour, Тоїчкін, Тоичкин, Toichkin, CAAS, Center of Arms and Armor Studies