|MAH JONGG - The Art of the Game|
|Authors||Ann M Israel & Gregg Swain|
We are very proud contributors to this wonderful book !
How it all began:
January, 2012 - imagine receiving an e-mail asking if I would be interested in sharing pictures of some of my Mah Jong collection in an upcoming Mah Jong book ... of course the answer was an immediate YES !
Many e-mails, photos, discussions and plans later the book has become a reality ... on the weekend of April 5-7, 2013 I had the greatest pleasure meeting Gregg Swain, her husband Woody, the renowned photographer Michel Arnaud and his assistant Pawel Kaminiski. Each of them flew all the way from New York to visit me in my modest home and share one of my greatest passions ... my lovingly collected Mah Jong games.
What was once my living room was transformed in a matter of hours into an amazingly complete photo studio. Cameras, computers and lights everywhere.
I had tried to be organized in preparation for the photo shoot. I laid many of my treasures out, numbered them, listed them and photographed them so that Gregg & Woody could choose the games they wanted to photograph. My home looked like a Mah Jong graveyard !
Watching the skill behind what you now see on the pages of this fantastic work of art was an experience I will never forget.
So here we are now, November, 2014, the book is actually sitting in my hands and available to purchase. On the over 180 pages of pictures and facinating history appear so many stunning games, some of which belong to my collection.
The book is a snapshot of these wonderful games. I am delighted to share with you further photos of the games featured from my collection. Click here and enjoy!
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