A world of puzzles : highlights from the Jerry Slocum Collection of mechanical puzzles, brainteasers & ingenious objects
This catalogue describes an exhibition featuring puzzles taken from the Jerry Slocum Collection, which contains, altogether, over 30,000 puzzles. In her introduction to the catalogue, Jillian Hinchliffe notes the puzzles’ ability to transcend purely mathematical concepts. She writes that “military and political events, popular entertainment, and the development of advertising as a social force are but a few of the cultural themes that emerge from this vast collection.” Included in the exhibition are put-together puzzles, take-apart puzzles, interlocking puzzles, disentanglement puzzles, sequential movement puzzles, dexterity puzzles, puzzle vessels, vanish puzzles, folding puzzles, and impossible puzzles.
- Date Added
- September 13, 2011
- Lilly Library Exhibition Catalogues
- Jerry Slocum, puzzles
- Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington) , “A world of puzzles : highlights from the Jerry Slocum Collection of mechanical puzzles, brainteasers & ingenious objects ,” The Lilly Library Digital Collections, accessed November 1, 2014, http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly/digital/collections/items/show/856.
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