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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.)
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
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Juliet Kinchin; Aidan O'Connor; Tanya Harrod; Medea Hoch; Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
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 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 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 [and others].


Surveying more than one hundred years of school architecture, clothing, toys, childrens hospitals, nurseries, furniture, posters, animation and books, this title illuminates how progressive design  Read more...
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Kids had it good in the 20th century. Designers gave them revolutionary playthings like Lego and Tinkertoys and the Rubik's Cube, made to be both fun and good for them. Geniuses like Frank Lloyd Read more...

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