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Games and game-playing in European art and literature, 16th-17th centuries

Author: Robin O'Bryan
Publisher: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2019]
Series: Cultures of play, 1300-1700, 1.
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This collection of essays examines the vogue for games and game playing as expressed in art, architecture, and literature in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Europe. Moving beyond previous scholarship on game theory, game monographs, and period and regional studies on games, this volume analyzes a range of artistic and literary works produced in England, Scotland, Italy, France, and Germany, which used the game  Read more...
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Games and game-playing in European art and literature, 16th-17th centuries
(OCoLC)1080943082
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robin O'Bryan
ISBN: 9789048544844 904854484X
OCLC Number: 1089126182
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; A Passion for Games; Robin O'Bryan; Part I. Chess and Luxury Playing Cards; 1. "Mad Chess" with a Mad Dwarf Jester; Robin O'Bryan; 2. Changing Hands; Jean Desmarets, Stefano della Bella, and the Jeux de Cartes; Naomi Lebens; Part II. Gambling and Games of Chance; 3. "A game played home"; The Gendered Stakes of Gambling in Shakespeare's Plays; Megan Herrold; 4. "Now if the devil have bones, / These dice are made of his"; Dice Games on the English Stage in the Seventeenth Century; Kevin Chovanec 5. The World Upside DownGiuseppe Maria Mitelli's Games and the Performance of Identity in the Early Modern World; Patricia Rocco; Part III. Outdoor and Sportive Games; 6. "To catch the fellow, and come back again"; Games of Prisoner's Base in Early Modern English Drama; Bethany Packard; 7. Against Opposition (at Home); Middleton and Rowley's The World Tossed at Tennis as Tennis; Mark Kaethler; Part IV. Games on Display; 8. Ordering the World; Games in the Architectural Iconography of Stirling Castle, Scotland; Giovanna Guidicini; 9. The Games of Philipp Hainhofer Ludic Appreciation and Use in Early Modern Art CabinetsGreger Sundin; Index; List of Illustrations; Fig. I.1 Ambrogio Brambilla, "Il piacevole e nuovo giuoco novamente trovato detto pela il chiu" (The pleasant and new game recently found called skin the owl) [Game of Skin the Owl], 1589; Fig. I.2 Giuseppe Maria Mitelli, Il giuocatore, from Le ventiquattr'hore dell'humana felicità (The twenty-four hours of human happiness), 1675; Fig. I.3 Georges de La Tour, The Cheat with the Ace of Clubs, c. 1630-34 Fig. I.4 Coryn Boel (after David Teniers the Younger), Two Monkeys Playing Backgammon, 1635-68Fig. I.5 Lubin Bauguin, Still Life with Chessboard, 1630; Fig. 1.1 Giulio Campi, Partita a scacchi (The Game of Chess), c. 1530-32; Fig. 1.2 Liberale da Verona, The Chess Game, c. 1475; Fig. 1.3 Knight and a lady playing chess, 1330-40; Fig. 1.4 Schematic of Queen's chess moves; Fig. 2.1 Stefano della Bella, fifteen of thirty-nine playing cards (and one title card) from the Cartes des rois de France (Game of French Kings), 1698 (fourth state, first state c. 1644) Fig. 2.2 Stefano della Bella, thirteen of fifty-two playing cards (and one title card) from the Jeu de la géographie (Game of Geography), 1698 (fourth state, first state c. 1644)Fig. 2.3 Stefano della Bella, thirteen of fifty-two playing cards (and one title card) from the Jeu des fables (Game of Fables), 1698 (fourth state, first state c. 1644); Fig. 2.4 Stefano della Bella, title card and thirteen of fifty-two playing cards from the Jeu des reynes renommées (Game of Famous Queens), 1698 (fourth state, first state c. 1644)
Series Title: Cultures of play, 1300-1700, 1.
Responsibility: edited by Robin O'Bryan.
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This collection of essays examines the vogue for games and game playing as expressed in art, architecture, and literature in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Europe.  Read more...

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