Überblick:Pressestimmen 'Jay's writing is exactly what one would expect from the extremely erudite witty and decent author of Learned Pigs & Fireproof Women and Jay's Journal of Anomalies. There is an explanation of the etymology of 'craps ' and there are various tales of armless dicers ingenious hustlers and Scandinavian kings of the Middle Ages who diced for islands. Dice turn out to be rich subjects for Purcell's photography. She presents them as in a way monumental ruins on a Stonehenge-type of scale relative to the book. Their forms are enriched by their disintegration and are bathed in light that their varying translucence seems to contain for a moment before releasing it to the lens ... The book itself is like a die a modest object small for a book of photography and with a short text casually organized.' Synopsis This celebration and meditation on dice through the ages includes an explanation of the etymology of 'craps' and various tales of armless dicers and ingenious hustlers. It also features the tale of Scandinavian kings of the Middle Ages who diced for islands. Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende Ricky Jay is one of the world's great sleight-of-hand artists and an expert on the world of fantastic entertainment. His award-winning one-man shows were directed by David Mamet in whose many films Mr. Jay has appeared. He is author of New York Times Notable Books Learned Pigs & Fireproof Women Jay's Journal of Anomalies Extraordinary Exhibitions and Dice: Deception Fate & Rotten Luck with Rosamond Purcell. He lives in Los Angeles. Rosamond Purcell is the author of Bookworm and Owls Head. She lives in Medford Massachusetts.