Masterworks: Rare and Beautiful Chess Sets of the World

Masterworks: Rare and Beautiful Chess Sets of the World

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The world's most gorgeous and unusual chess sets, spanning hundreds of years and five continentsChess, one of the world's most popular games, has inspired artists for hundreds of years. Though apparently offering a limited canvas--each set has 32 pieces, each board 64 squares--sets have nevertheless been designed in countless ways, using almost every imaginable material, from precious metals, to ivory and rock crystal. They have taken many forms, from figural to abstract, and used many diverse themes, from the historical and political to the beauty and variety of the animal kingdom.This book brings together some of the most beautiful and unusual chess sets ever made. Spanning hundreds of years and five continents, they are culled from private collections and museums, and include 200 year-old sets made by nameless Indian craftsmen, sets by Peter Carl Faberg̩, sets from Soviet gulag prisoners, and sets by leading artists of the 20th century, such as Max Ernst.Each set has been specially photographed for this book, with detailed insights provided by an exceptional group of experts: Dr. George Dean, Jon Crumiller, Larry List and Will Wiles (Dezeen), with an introduction by the book's editor, Dylan Loeb McClain, former New York Times chess columnist.

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Width: 8.1"
Height: 10.6"
Depth: 1"

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    The world's most gorgeous and unusual chess sets, spanning hundreds of years and five continentsChess, one of the world's most popular games, has inspired artists for hundreds of years. Though apparently offering a limited canvas--each set has 32 pieces, each board 64 squares--sets have nevertheless been designed in countless ways, using almost every imaginable material, from precious metals, to ivory and rock crystal. They have taken many forms, from figural to abstract, and used many diverse themes, from the historical and political to the beauty and variety of the animal kingdom.This book brings together some of the most beautiful and unusual chess sets ever made. Spanning hundreds of years and five continents, they are culled from private collections and museums, and include 200 year-old sets made by nameless Indian craftsmen, sets by Peter Carl Faberg̩, sets from Soviet gulag prisoners, and sets by leading artists of the 20th century, such as Max Ernst.Each set has been specially photographed for this book, with detailed insights provided by an exceptional group of experts: Dr. George Dean, Jon Crumiller, Larry List and Will Wiles (Dezeen), with an introduction by the book's editor, Dylan Loeb McClain, former New York Times chess columnist.

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  • Dimensions
    Width: 8.1"
    Height: 10.6"
    Depth: 1"
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    Upon submitting your order, you will receive a confirmation via email within 48 business hours. At that time, our concierge service will give you an estimated arrival date and details pertaining to your order. All items will arrive to your door on the same day within 8-10 weeks time. Timelines may be less depending on the product or decor package selected. Standard Shipping charges will apply on all orders. White Glove Delivery available in certain locations throughout the U.S. through The Perfect Room's preferred carrier. Contact our concierge department for one-on-one support at customerservice@theperfectroom.com

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Masterworks: Rare and Beautiful Chess Sets of the World

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