The Tangram Book

The Tangram Book

by Jerry Slocum, Jacob Botermans, Dieter Gebhardt, Monica Ma
     
 

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This first truly authoritative, lavishly photographed history of Tangrams—with more than 2,000 puzzles—reveals the beauty of this ancient Chinese pastime. “A fascinating historical summary, well illustrated with color facsimile pages and photographs of antique tangram sets...Puzzle enthusiasts will love this book on a little-known topic. Highly… See more details below

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This first truly authoritative, lavishly photographed history of Tangrams—with more than 2,000 puzzles—reveals the beauty of this ancient Chinese pastime. “A fascinating historical summary, well illustrated with color facsimile pages and photographs of antique tangram sets...Puzzle enthusiasts will love this book on a little-known topic. Highly recommended.”—Library Journal.

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Library Journal
Tangrams, or Chinese puzzles, are deceptively simple-looking design figures formed from pieces of tile cut into geometric shapes. The problem lies in trying to form a pictured figure without knowing where the pieces are joined. With this book, Slocum (Puzzles Old and New) and a research team complete a project to find and translate every historic reference to tangrams ever published. The result is a fascinating historical summary, well illustrated with color facsimile pages and photographs of antique tangram sets. The last half of the book is devoted to sample problems from historic books along with line drawings showing solutions. Puzzle enthusiasts will love this book on a little-known topic. Highly recommended for collections on antiques, gaming, and all things Chinese. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402716881
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
7.98(w) x 9.92(h) x 0.51(d)

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