Pieces of the Master

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Master Pieces: The Architecture of Chess

To ask other readers questions about Master Pieces , please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Nov 23, Tom Schulte rated it really liked it. This is a beautiful, special little book. It two layers of dust jacket with the outer most translucent.


Inside, the thick, glossy pages are an excellent medium for the frequent full-color images generally of exotic, rare, and detailed chess sets. The books touches on the history of human migrations, military technology, cultural exchange seen in the evolution of pieces in their style and usage. A real treat for anyone with appreciation of the art of chess.

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Chapters cover ecumenes , and eras. Dozens of high-quality, colour illustrations of pieces from different cultures and styles, each with some short commentary about their origins. Not too long, but a delightful little book for a chess fan.

A pocket sized, glossy paged, colourful gift to the chess enthusiast. Goes through several antique and modern chess sets. Beautiful has been the development of this great game and much has it contributed to art.

Apr 13, Hal rated it it was ok Shelves: I thought this book would expand on dimensions and creation of chess designs. It turned out to be only a history of the pieces and the game. That being said, it was concise and informative for those interested in the game. Oct 02, Curtiss rated it really liked it Shelves: A delightful look at "the Architecture of chess" as the designs of chess pieces have evolved throughout the world.

Mar 26, Victor Rodriguez rated it really liked it. If you love chess, you need to get this book.

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Brian rated it it was ok Mar 13, Kenneth rated it really liked it May 12, Jd Rafizadeh-kabe rated it liked it May 18, Giacomo rated it it was ok Oct 29, Jonathan Lim rated it it was amazing Sep 20, Gregory rated it really liked it Jul 20, Rjpayomo rated it really liked it Jan 19, TrumanCoyote rated it really liked it Mar 30, Michele rated it liked it Jun 30, Eric rated it it was amazing Oct 04, Markp rated it really liked it Sep 03, The British architect, professor of architecture and designer with Iraqi origin created the Genesy light in The Artemide Masters Pieces collection also consists of many works that are exhibited in famous museums.

This includes, for instance, the Patroclo. This light which is literally a fusion of a metal mesh and a hand-blown glass located on the inside is, among other things, part of the Twentieth Century Design Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The first one, a creation by Gianfranco Frattini from , fascinates by its snake-like shape and flexibility associated with it. The latter Artemide Masters Pieces member is also a prime example in terms of flexibility: The light that is emitted in small bundles cuts a great figure, for instance, above a counter or a bar.

This table light by Mario Botta first saw the light of day in and was also exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Due to the striped pole and the perforated lampshade, it already attracts attention while it is switched off. As soon as this light is switched on, it produces a unique play of light within the room.

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A further piece of the Masters Pieces from Artemide is the Chimera. This creation by Vico Magistretti with its wavy body made of methacrylate symbolically stands for the s when plastic was the material of choice. The co-founder of the legendary Memphis group created a lighting object that not only stands out for the handle. The extraordinary, colourful designer of the Artemide Callimaco makes it a symbol for the non-conformist spirit that Memphis represented in the s.

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Gio also made a contribution to the Artemide Masters Pieces. The Fato from is a geometric structure consisting of free and closed surfaces, which not only provides for interesting transitions between light and dark but which also upgrades the interior as a decorative luminous display case. Ettore Sottsass for a second time: