The Lewis Chessmen: Unmasked by David Caldwell, Mark A. Hall, Caroline M. Wilkinson |, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
The Lewis Chessmen: Unmasked

The Lewis Chessmen: Unmasked

by David Caldwell, Mark A. Hall, Caroline M. Wilkinson
     
 

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The most famous chess set in the world... here is a new and vibrant perspective on the chess pieces that were also brought to life in the first Harry Potter movie. There is mystery and intrigue surrounding these whimsical but "true to life" and emotive sculptures of kings, queens, bishops, wardens and the panoply of players.Purportedlymade in Scandinavia in the12th

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The most famous chess set in the world... here is a new and vibrant perspective on the chess pieces that were also brought to life in the first Harry Potter movie. There is mystery and intrigue surrounding these whimsical but "true to life" and emotive sculptures of kings, queens, bishops, wardens and the panoply of players.Purportedlymade in Scandinavia in the12th century — ofwalrus tusks and whale teeth - they havebecome iconic examples of our lasting love of chess. Their origins, however, is one of theory and controversy. This book has new research from the National Museums of Scotland on their craftsmanship, origins and historical context. The chessmen are the subject of a blockbuster exhibition at the Metropolitan's Cloisters Museum through April, 2012.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781905267460
Publisher:
National Museums of Scotland Publishing
Publication date:
01/16/2011
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
520,049
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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