- Hardcover: 192 pages
- Publisher: Tuttle Publishing; 2nd ed. edition (November 18, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 4805313234
- ISBN-13: 978-4805313237
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.9 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #244,856 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Mah Jongg: The Art of the Game: A Collector's Guide to Mah Jongg Tiles and Sets Hardcover – November 18, 2014
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"[…] Mah Jongg: The Art of the Game, an elegant new coffee table book written and photographed by three people with Columbia County connections. For many players, there's a social ritual to the whole game experience. For the authors and photographe
"Offering an intimate look at the history of the game as well as the visual beauty of the mah jongg tiles, this book chronicles sets from the most basic, made simply of paper, to the most precious material such as ivory and mother-of-pearl. Recognized and
"Mah Jongg: The Art of the Game … delves into … cast-stone tiles and ambitious manufacturers' experiments with plastics and composites like Pyralin and Ebonite." —New York Times
"I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Whether used as a reference or a beautiful keepsake, it's a very worthy addition to the world of Mah Jongg." —Ruth Unger, President, National Mah Jongg League
"This handsome book is the first to give a history of the tiles used in the game of Mah Jongg. The concept of the game and the symbols on the tiles are explained, and then the wide variety of materials used in making the tiles is discussed and illustrate
"What a great book … The many international manufacturers, the culture craze, and variations in decorative elements have all been pulled together by Ann Israel and Gregg Swain in a very readable and incredibly well-researched book, that not only is
"From Tuttle Publishing comes this absolutely gorgeous book Mah Jongg: The Art of the Game, by Ann M. Israel and Gregg Swain, with photographs by Michel Arnaud, packed with 192 pages of beautiful illustrations showcasing the occidental experience o
"A book about the game of Mah Jongg sounds extremely individualized, but might serve to the broader interests of those with a passion for art history." —Bennington Banner
About the Author
Ann Israel grew up in Detroit and now lives in New York City. She has been writing Advice for the Lawlorn, a weekly syndicated column for attorneys, published by American Law Media since 1994.
Gregg Swain grew up, and continues to live, in New York City, where she developed her love and knowledge of art. She loves Mah Jongg because it allows her to socialize with wonderful friends while playing with beautiful tiles.
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