World Chess

Chess Players: From Charlie Chaplin to the Wu-Tang Clan

$190.00
Limited EditionExclusive Print

Please note that this is a pre-order. Limited edition of the title, together with the exclusive print signed by one of the World Chess Champions, is only available as a pre-order because of limited quantity. We expect to ship your book before April 20, 2024. 

"Chess Players: from Charlie Chaplin to the Wu-Tang Clan" elegantly chronicles the intersection of chess with cultural sophistication and artistic expression. Published by FUEL, World Chess, and the International Chess Federation, this meticulously curated work unveils a collection of photographs, many of which grace the public eye for the first time, depicting the game as an integral element of lifestyle and identity. From the enigmatic poses of Charlie Chaplin to the defiant stances of the Wu-Tang Clan, this volume traverses eras, linking the strategic depth of chess with the personal flair of its most iconic practitioners.

Within its pages lies a thoughtful tribute to the timeless allure of chess, illustrating its role not merely as a game but as a catalyst for cultural dialogue and aesthetic innovation. The book articulates the game's unique ability to blend with the zeitgeist of each epoch, reflecting and shaping the sensibilities of the influential figures who have been drawn to its cerebral challenges.

"Chess Players: from Charlie Chaplin to the Wu-Tang Clan" is more than a historical account; it is a visual narrative that places chess at the heart of creative evolution and stylistic expression. It appeals to a discerning audience that appreciates the fusion of mental prowess with individual expression. This compilation asserts chess as a pivotal theme in the narrative of modern lifestyle, inviting its audience to explore the game's significance beyond the board. It becomes a critical addition to the collections of those who are captivated by the elegance of strategy, the beauty of thoughtfulness, and the enduring influence of chess in shaping the contours of culture and creativity.

This is the limited edition version of the book that includes the bespoke clamshell box, limited edition print, and certificate signed by one of the World Chess Champions. There are only 300 limited edition copies. 

FUEL, the famous art book publisher, and World Chess has been working ont his title for more than 4 years, looking for the ultimate collection of images that celebrates chess and places it in the setting that made this sport popular.

The limited edition also contains the exclusive print signed by one of the World Chess Champions (several Champions signed the edition).