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By Ann Israel,Gregg Swain,Michel Arnaud,Milton Stern,Tom Sloper

"I completely loved this ebook. even if used as a reference or a stunning souvenir, it is a very necessary addition to the realm of Mah Jongg." —Ruth Unger, President, National Mah Jongg League

This is the 1st ebook to completely seize the tale of the unique and fascinating video game of Mahjong or "Mah Jongg", delivering an intimate examine the heritage of the sport in addition to the visible fantastic thing about the tiles. while authors Ann Israel and Gregg Swain begun enjoying Mahjong, they have been ignorant of the classic collections that existed not just within the usa but additionally around the globe. Slowly, they began to acquire their very own units of Mahjong and as their collections grew, so did their appreciation of the background of, and curiosity in, the game.

Finding few references, Israel and Swain got down to create a publication that chronicles the early beginnings of the sport and files Mahjong units from the main uncomplicated, made easily of paper, to the main important fabrics equivalent to ivory and mother-of-pearl. well-known and revered students and online game specialists have collaborated with Israel and Swain, contributing very important chapters at the game's background and its items in addition to technical info at the tiles. finally, nice creditors from worldwide have shared their tremendous units and stories for the 1st time in a single ebook for everybody to enjoy.

With hundreds of thousands of lovely new pictures through well known photographer Michel Arnaud, and together with old documentation and ephemera, Mah Jongg: The artwork of the Game fills the void among the past's and modern day video game, delivering imaginative and prescient, concept and assets. an individual who has ever been intrigued by way of a Mahjong tile will locate in those pages visually beautiful photos that would attract them into changing into an fanatic of the undying video game of Mahjong.

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