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Swedish Wooden Toys (Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Des)

Ogata, Amy F., Weber, Susan

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ISBN 10: 0300200757 / ISBN 13: 9780300200751
Published by Yale University Press
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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 illustrated book looks at over 100 years of Swedish toys, from historic heirlooms to the latest in design and educational value. Editor(s): Ogata, Amy F.; Weber, Susan. Series: Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design & Culture. Num Pages: 352 pages, 360 colour images + 50 black-&-white illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DNS; AKP. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 255 x 216 x 42. Weight in Grams: 1628. . 2014. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780300200751

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Title: Swedish Wooden Toys (Bard Graduate Center ...

Publisher: Yale University Press

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: New

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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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From historic designs to the latest trends, this beautifully illustrated book explores Swedish toys from rattles and building blocks to rocking horses and dollhouses.

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