Amy Fumiko Ogata ed.
Yale University Press and Bard Graduate Center, New Haven, CT, 2014, English
Nonfiction, Product/Industrial Design
8 x 10 inches, paperback, Flexibound, 432 pages, 360 color and 50 black-and-white illustrations
ISBN: 9780300200751
Suggested Retail Price: $65.00

From the Publisher. 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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