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Swedish Wooden Toys

Edité par Yale University Press, United States, 2014
ISBN 10: 0300200757 / ISBN 13: 9780300200751
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Titre : Swedish Wooden Toys

Éditeur : Yale University Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2014

Reliure : Other book format

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9780300200751

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Synopsis : Combining the best of Scandinavian design with a plentiful indigenous supply of trees, the Swedish toy industry has long produced vast quantities of colourful, quality wooden items. This superbly illustrated book, including specially commissioned photography, looks at over 100 years of Swedish toys, from historic heirlooms to the latest in design and educational value. Featuring everything from rattles, full-size rocking horses, doll's houses, and building blocks to skis, sleds and tabletop games with intricate moving pieces, Swedish Wooden Toys will also address the challenges involved in maintaining what is essentially craft manufacturing in an era of mass-production. Special attention is given to educational toys and their social value, as well as to individual manufacturing companies with famous names such as Brio and Lundby.

Synopsis: 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.

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