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The Imagery of Chess Revisited (Exhibition)

Guest curated by Larry List, The Noguchi Museum recreates and expands the groundbreaking 1944 exhibition organized by Marcel Duchamp and Max Ernst at the Julien Levy Gallery. In addition to Isamu Noguchi, the exhibition features original designs by artists such as Man Ray, Arshile Gorky and Yves Tanguy.


The-Imagery-of-Chess-Revisited-2005-06 (Exhibition Brochure, pdf file)



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Isamu Noguchi (Wikipedia)
The Isamu Noguchi Museum Puts Online an Archive of 60,000 Photographs, Manuscripts & Digitized Drawings by the Japanese Sculptor (2019, openculture.com)
The Imagery of Chess -Surrealism and Chess
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Noguchi table (Wikipedia)

  
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A brief history of chess - Alex Gendler

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I have come to the personal conclusion that while all artists are not chess players,
all chess players are artists.

–Marcel Duchamp


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A Brief History of Chess: An Animated Introduction to the 1,500-Year-Old Game (2019, openculture.com)

  
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The romantic era was characterized by opening gambits (sacrificing pawns or even pieces), daring attacks, and brazen sacrifices. Many elaborate and beautiful but unsound move sequences called "combinations" were played by the masters of the time. The game was played more for art than theory. A profound belief that chess merit resided in the players' genius rather than inherent in the position on the board pervaded chess practice.

Winning was secondary to winning with style, so much, in fact, that it was considered unsportsmanly to decline a gambit (the sacrifice of a pawn or piece to obtain an attack).


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Romantic chess Wikipedia)
School of chess (Wikipedia)
History of chess (Wikipedia)
Immortal Game (Wikipedia)
Chess (Wikipedia)
Selected games performed in "romantiv style" (chessgames.com)

  
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A History of Chess (book, archive.org)  (pdf (68Mb))

Murray's 900-page book constitutes the Bible of chess historians. With his knowledge of numerous languages including Latin and Arabic, and his devotion to chess world-wide, H. J. R. Murray was one of those late Victorian giants whose intimidating figure seems to have inhibited further research for the next two generations.

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A History of Chess (book, Wikipedia)
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The local elementary school, named after Emanuel Lasker, is the only public school in Germany which teaches chess as part of the curriculum, and it had done so since 1823; just as the Ströbeck secondary school, which was closed in 2004, due to too few pupils.

Schachdorf Ströbeck (2015, batgirl in chess.com)
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Schachdorf Ströbeck (Wikipedia)
Schachdorf Ströbeck
Lebendschach (Wikipedia)
Human chess (Wikipedia)
  
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The Lewis chessmen (Norwegian: Lewisbrikkene; Scottish Gaelic: Fir-Tàilisg; Scots: Lewis chesmen) or Uig chessmen, named after the bay where they were found,[1] are a group of distinctive 12th-century chess pieces, along with other gaming pieces, most of which are carved from walrus ivory. Discovered in 1831 on Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland,[2] they may constitute some of the few complete, surviving medieval chess sets, although it is not clear if a set as originally made can be assembled from the pieces. When found, the hoard contained 93 artifacts: 78 chess pieces, 14 tablemen and one belt buckle. Today, 82 pieces are owned and usually exhibited by the British Museum in London, and the remaining 11 are at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.


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