Swedish Wooden Toys

Swedish Wooden Toys
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Publisher : Yale University Press
Total Pages : 0
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ISBN-10 : 0300200757
ISBN-13 : 9780300200751
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Book Synopsis Swedish Wooden Toys by : Amy Fumiko Ogata

Download or read book Swedish Wooden Toys written by Amy Fumiko Ogata and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2014 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Swedish toy industry has long produced vast quantities of colorful, quality wooden items that reflect Scandinavian design and craft traditions. This superbly illustrated book, including specially commissioned photography, looks at over 200 years of Swedish toys, from historic dollhouses to the latest designs for children. Featuring rattles, full-size rocking horses, dollhouses, and building blocks to skis, sleds, and tabletop games with intricate moving parts, Swedish Wooden Toys also addresses images of Swedish childhood, the role of the beloved red Dala horse in the creation of national identity, the vibrant tradition of educational toys, and the challenges of maintaining craft manufacturing in an era of global mass-production. Published in association with the Bard Graduate Center Exhibition Schedule: Paris, Musée des Arts Décoratifs (06/18/14-01/11/15) Bard Graduate Center March 2015 Stockholm Summer 2015


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