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CENTURY OF THE CHILD: GROWING BY DESIGN 1900-2000
Kinchin O'Connor

MOMA, 2012
Hardcover
264 pages
Fully illustrated, colour & b+w
ISBN: 9780870708268

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This book examines individual and collective visions for the material world of children, from utopian dreams for the "citizens of the future" to the dark realities of political conflict and exploitation.

Surveying more than 100 years of toys, clothing, playgrounds, schools, children's hospitals, nurseries, furniture, posters, animation and books. This richly illustrated catalogue illuminates how progressive design has enhanced the physical, intellectual, and emotional development of children and, conversely, how models of children's play have informed experimental aesthetics and imaginative design thinking-engendering, in the process, reappraisals of some of the iconic names in twentieth-century design and enriching the unfolding narrative of modern design with other, less familiar figures


 

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