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Swedish Wooden Toys edited by Amy F. Ogata and Susan Weber

$60.00

 Amy F. Ogata and Susan Weber, editors

Co-First Place Catalog/Publication Winner of the 2014 Award For Excellence, given by the Association of Art Museum Curators

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. 

 

Table of Contents

Introduction

Amy F. Ogata and Susan Weber

Swedish Childhoods from the Era of Great Power to the Welfare State

Bengt Sandin

Depicting Swedish Children and Toys

Helena Lundin

Wooden Toy Manufacturing in Sweden

Peter Pluntky

BRIO: The Brothers Ivarsson in Osby

Solveig Nordh

The Wooden Horse that Became a National Symbol

Rune Bondjers

Dollhouses and Miniatures in Sweden

Birgitta Lindencrona

Playing and Learning: Wooden Educational Toys in Sweden

Amy F. Ogata

Sleds, Skis, and Ice Skates: Winter Sports Equipment for Children in Sweden, 1850-1960

Susan Weber

Selling Toys, Selling Ideas: Retailers, Producers, and Politics

Hedvig Hedqvist

Designing Wooden Toys in the Age of the Technological Imagination

Nina Stritzler-Levine

Children and Toys in Swedish Photographs

Maria Cristina Biagi and Emma Marconcini

Checklist of the Exhibition

Bibliography

About the Authors

Contributors

Maria Cristina Biagi

Co-curator of the Collezione di giocattoli antichi, Roma Capitale - Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali

Rune Bondjers

Curator at the Dalarnas museum, Falun

Hedvig Hedqvist

Historian, journalistm and author specializing in design and architecture

Birgitta Lindencrona

Former Deputy Director, Research Division, Department of Education

Helena Lundin

Photo archivist at the Nordiska museet, Stockholm

Emma Marconcini

Co-curator of the Collezione di giocattoli antichi, Roma Capitale - Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali

Solveig Nordh

Manager of BRIO's toy museum, BRIO Lekoseum

Amy F. Ogata

Professor of Art History at the University of Southern California and former professor at the Bard Graduate Center

Peter Pluntky

Creator of the Leksaksmuseum, Stockholm

Bengt Sandin

Professor in the Department of Child Studies at Linköpings Universitet, Sweden

Nina Stritzler-Levine

Director, Bard Graduate Center Gallery and Gallery Publications

Susan Weber

Founder and director of the Bard Graduate Center, Iris Horowitz Professor in the History of Decorative Arts

Weight:
3.60 LBS
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Other Details

ISBN
9780300200751

Page count
432 pages, 400 illustrations

Publication date
June 2014

Binding
PB-Flexibound