A unique book based on seven years of detective work searching art’s hidden archives. Consisting of paintings by more than 700 artists, Chess in Art captures 800 years of artistic progression through social, political, technological, and industrial evolution. Just released this spring, the book is sure to inspire, educate, and delight. A perfect addition to your library.
Chess in Art, by Peter Herel Raabenstein, is a remarkable contribution to the history of art and the game of chess. It is a unique work—the first one of its kind in the world. It consists of an extensive collection of paintings dealing with the subject of chess and covers an incredible period of time—one millennium (1100-1900).
Work on the book began with an original idea to understand the role of chess in art throughout history. Over the next 10 years, the author patiently and systematically collected the paintings contained in this volume. The high-quality colour reproductions bring to life chess throughout the ages and from all over the world.
Given the scope of the work, the author has divided the collection into two volumes. The first volume covers the period from 1100 to 1900, the second volume (forthcoming) will cover the period from 1900 to 2000. In addition to producing such an extensive work, which is an admirable achievement in itself, the greatest impact of the book is the fact that its contents, layout, and overall design will appeal to, not only followers of chess and art, but all readers with an aesthetic sense. That is why it should not be missing from your bookshelf.