Unlike other books in this field we made a classification into centuriesand subsequently into countries in a systematic way. Each century starts with an introduction in which the most important cultural, social and scientific developments in that period are described and the influence it had on the design of chess pieces. In the book many sets of our own collection will be shown and described in addition to many world famous chess sets. Dozens of museums have made contributions to the realisation of this book, including the Louvre, the British Museum, the Hermitage and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. With the book comes a special CD. The CD contains many close-ups of the chess pieces shown and also historical information about the cities where the chess sets were made during the centuries.
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