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Author Husband, Timothy, 1945- author.

Title The world in play : luxury cards 1430-1540 / Timothy B. Husband.

Publication Info. New York : The Metropolitan Museum of Art, [2015]
New Haven : Distributed by Yale University Press, [2015]


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    769.4979 HUS    Available
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Description 135 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, January 20, 2015 - April 17, 2016.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 128-131).
Summary "In the 15th and 16th centuries, card playing was widely enjoyed at all levels of society. The cards in this engaging volume are unique works of art that illuminate the transition from late medieval to early modern Europe, a period of tumultuous social, artistic, economic, and religious change. Included in this publication are still- surviving luxury decks of hand-painted European playing cards, hand-colored woodblock cards, engraved cards, and tarot packs, all which illustrate diverse characters ranging from royals to commoners. This is the only study of its kind in English, and the only one in a generation in any language. The insightful narrative by Timothy B. Husband discusses the significance of playing cards in the secular art of the period and recounts the varied stories they tell. Colorful, often humorous, sometimes scatological, these cards provide a unique glimpse into the lives, attitudes, and customs of those who played with them." -- Publisher's description
Subject Playing cards -- Europe -- History -- 15th century -- Exhibitions.
Playing cards -- Europe -- History -- 16th century -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.).
Added Title Luxury cards 1430-1540
ISBN 9781588396082

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