By Prairie Media, Inc.
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A one-of-a-kind APP featuring exquisitely filmed mini-
documentaries of 25 of the world’s greatest chess sets––including the Russian masterpiece made by Faberge, said to be the world’s most valuable set. Also included are sets by Dadaist artist Man Ray; the Salvador Dali “Fingers” set; an amber set believed to have been fashioned in the workshop of Catherine the Great; a Murano glass set; a Meissen porcelain set; a complete set from the 16th Century, and many more. Discussing the art value and political history of the sets are Susan Polgar, the world’s first female Grandmaster; Sarah Coffin, Curator of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum; Graham Beal, Director of the Detroit Institute of Arts; and the collectors themselves, Dr. George and Vivian Dean.
This is an great app that I can know more about the history of chess sets by playing the videos . Those videos are about 2-5 minutes but very useful and with a high quality. It is a must have if you are chess lover or you want to know more about the history of chess sets. And also it is cheap and worth downloading because I think those videos are not only worth $0.99 but more!
Masterpiece art of the grandmaster game
What a wonderful app this is. Breathtaking video of chess artwork.
Never thought anyone has the passion and dedication to create this app. I am not a chess fans and cannot play, but believe me, the masterpiece contained would make you want to more about chess and its history.
A piece of art
There are as many as 25 chess sets, and they are all presented beautifully with a stunning visual effect. It is a piece of art. quite impressive. And the sets were very well chosen and worth studying. I recommend it to every chess player. Just be aware of its huge size.
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- Category: Education
- Released: Apr 26, 2013
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 559 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Prairie Pictures Inc.
- © 2012
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.