Swedish Wooden Toys
Yale University Press
Edited by Amy F. Ogata and Susan Weber
Softcover | 21 x 25.5 cm | 432 pp | 360 colour + 50 b/w illustrations
Yale University Press | 2014 | 9780300200751
The Swedish toy industry has long produced vast quantities of colourful, 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.
Amy F. Ogata is professor of 19th- and 20th-century architectural and design history, Bard Graduate Center, New York. Susan Weber is founder and director of the Bard Graduate Center, New York, and Iris Horowitz Professor in the History of the Decorative Arts.
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