Homo Ludens A Study of the Play-Element in Culture (Paperback)
|Author: Johan Huizinga|
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|Presents an historical approach to the concept of play as a cultural phenomenon. *Author: Huizinga, Johan *Subtitle: A Study of the Play-Element in Culture *Publication Date: 1971/06/01 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.00|
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'A writer with a sharp and powerful intelligence, helped by a gift of expression and exposition which is very rare, Huizinga assembles and interprets one of the most fundamental elements of human culture: the instinct for play. Reading this volume, one suddenly discovers how profoundly the achievements in law, science, poverty, war, philosophy, and in the arts, are nourished by the instinct of play.' - Roger Caillois, editor of DiogenesPresents an historical approach to the concept of play as a cultural phenomenon.