A world of puzzles : highlights from the Jerry Slocum Collection of mechanical puzzles, brainteasers & ingenious objects

Title

A world of puzzles : highlights from the Jerry Slocum Collection of mechanical puzzles, brainteasers & ingenious objects

Description

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.

Creator

Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Slocum, Jerry.
Hinchliffe, Jillian.

Publisher

Bloomington, Ind. : Lilly Library.

Date

2006

Contributor

Taylor, Michael, Photographer.
Alexander, Kara, Photographer.

Format

32 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm.

Identifier

Lilly Library GV1493 .L72 2006

PURL: http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/general/VAB9961