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Century of the child : growing by design, 1900-2000

Author: Juliet Kinchin; Aidan O'Connor; Tanya Harrod; Medea Hoch; Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.); et al
Publisher: New York : Museum of Modern Art ©2012.
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In 1900, Swedish design reformer and social theorist Ellen Key published The Century of the Child, presaging the coming century as a period of intensified focus and progressive thinking around the rights, development and well-being of children. Taking inspiration from Key--and looking back through the twentieth century--this volume, published to accompany an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, examines  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
History
Exhibitions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Juliet Kinchin; Aidan O'Connor; Tanya Harrod; Medea Hoch; Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.); et al
ISBN: 9780870708268 0870708260
OCLC Number: 769430422
Notes: Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, July 29-Nov. 5, 2012.
Description: 263 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm.
Contents: Hide and seek : remapping modern design and childhood --
New century, new child, new art : The kindergarten movement: building blocks of modern design ; Glasgow: children in the city beautiful ; Chicago: progressive era laboratory ; Comics and early animation ; Rome: modern arts, crafts, and education ; Living in utopia: children in the Gödöllő Arts and Crafts Colony ; Vienna: drawing out the child within --
Avant-Garde playtime : The crystal chain and architectural play ; Performing the modern: Swiss puppets ; Italy: the unruly child ; De Stijl, children, and constructivist play ; Bauhaus play and pedagogy ; "Colorful, specific, concrete" : Soviet children's books ; Manufacturing the artistic toy: Joaquín Torres-García and Ladislav Sutnar --
Light, air, health : The healthy body ; At home with modernism ; The new school ; "A setting for childlife": the new school in the United States ; Grete Lihotzky: from Vienna to Ankara ; Ernő Goldfinger and the Abbatts: from toys to urban health ; To the mountains and the sea ; Urban health: two centers --
Children and the body politic : Pioneering the revolution: children in Soviet Russia ; Who has the youth, has the future: the German youth movement ; Italy: colonial adventurers ; The Japanese military child ; A New Deal for youth ; "Sincerely themselves": child art in Britain and Colonial West Africa ; "This is how the world looks, my child": Friedl Dicker in Vienna and Auschwitz ; Children and the Spanish Civil War ; Growing up the shadow of World War II: children's books and games ; Processing trauma --
Regeneration : "Children asking questions": regeneration by design ; New starts: Japan and Poland ; Reclaiming the city: children and the new urbanism ; Back to school ; Good toys ; The modern playroom ; "Developing creativeness in children": Victor D'Amico at MoMA --
Power play : Space wars ; Disneyland ; Pop and play ; Italy: a new domestic landscape for children ; Retail fantasies ; Marketplace modern ; McDonald's ; Pee-wee's playhouse ; Less is more : technology and toys ; Japanese youth culture and childhood --
Designing better worlds : Deschooling society ; Every child should have a hundred parents ; Dismantling the museum ; Reggio Emilia children ; Design for the real world ; Classroom without walls ; Inclusive, therapeutic, and assistive design for children ; Design and the universal child ; The playground revolution.
Other Titles: Growing by design, 1900-2000
Responsibility: Juliet Kinchin, Aidan O'Connor ; with contributions by Tanya Harrod ... [et al.].

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In 1900, Swedish design reformer and social theorist Ellen Key published The Century of the Child, presaging the coming century as a period of intensified focus and progressive thinking around the rights, development and well-being of children. Taking inspiration from Key--and looking back through the twentieth century--this volume, published to accompany an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, 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.--Publisher information.

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