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Homo Ludens: A Study of the Play-Element in Culture
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Lightning Source Inc
Publication date September 23, 2014
Pages 220
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781614277064
ISBN-10 1614277060
Dimensions 0.50 by 6.25 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Original list price $11.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 2014 Reprint of 1955 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition. Not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. In "Homo Ludens," the classic evaluation of play that has become a "must-read" for those in game design, Dutch philosopher Johan Huizinga defines play as the central activity in flourishing societies. Like civilization, play requires structure and participants willing to create within limits. Starting with Plato, Huizinga traces the contribution of "Homo Ludens," or "Man the player" through Medieval Times, the Renaissance, and into our modern civilization. Huizinga defines play against a rich theoretical background, using cross-cultural examples from the humanities, business, and politics. "Homo Ludens" defines play for generations to come.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780415175944
 
With Stuart L. Hart (other contributor), Fernando Casado Caneque (other contributor) | from Routledge (May 1, 1999)
9780415175944 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $280.00
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About: In Homo Ludens, Johan Huizinga defines play as the central activity in flourishing societies.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780807046814 Book cover for 9781614277064
 
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from Lightning Source Inc (September 23, 2014)
9781614277064 | details & prices | 220 pages | 6.25 × 8.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $11.95
About: 2014 Reprint of 1955 Edition.
from Beacon Pr (June 1, 1971)
9780807046814 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $25.00
About: Presents an historical approach to the concept of play as a cultural phenomenon.

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