Larry List

Larry List

The Imagery of Chess Revisited

New York member Larry List’s interests have been in the intersections between chess-play, chess set design and the rich interrelations with visual arts and music. His book The Imagery of Chess Revisited, (2005, in English only) chronicles the 1944-45 exhibition of Surrealist chess themed art & music organized by French chess master Marcel Duchamp. 32 Pieces: The Art of Chess, Mark Sanders, ed. (2009, in English & Icelandic) includes List’s extensive essay, "New Forms for a New Era," which examines contemporary artists’ visions of chess in the context of 20th century chess & art history. A full essay translation in Czech is available as well.


PS (24-06-2014):

The exhibition Cage & Kaino: Pieces and Performances in the World Chess Hall of Fame was organized by Larry List, you will find detailed information and a fine downloadable exhibition brochure at
For another show Strategy by Design: Games by Michael Graves see

  • PublisherGeorge Braziller, 2005
  • ISBN978-0807615553
  • Languagesenglish
  • Pages208
  • Formatshardback
  • See alsoList, Larry

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