Discover a world of education and fun with Georgian and Victorian Games: The Liman Collection. Philosopher John Locke suggested, “Learning might be made a play and recreation to children.” As the turn from the 18th to the 19th century approached in Great Britain, more and more parents and teachers embraced the suggestion. This book includes the most beautiful and rare games of the time.
Showcasing 50 games that were made for both instruction and delight, the book reflects on a transatlantic market that flourished into and through the 19th century. Although games were often printed on linen or board instead of delicate paper, many fell apart due to enthusiastic use. But those that survived opened a window onto the period in which they were created, reflecting its social and moral priorities as well as a wide range of educational subjects.
Dive into a transatlantic market that flourished in the 18th and 19th centuries. Perfect for collectors and history buffs alike!
“Printed in an oversized format, which allows you to appreciate the impressive details that fill these boards—but best of all, the book has five gatefolds that open out to reveal five games.” —Hyperallergic
“A fascinating look at the moral values of a bygone era—as seen through its entertainment.” —Fast Co. Design