Toys That Teach, discusses the most influential of all nineteenth-century toys, the geometric blocks used in early kindergartens established by Friedrich Fröbel (1782–1852). Rather than imitating “real” architecture, these blocks look inwardly to the elementary geometrical forms of which all architecture is ultimately built.
Part of a series that includes Buildings in Boxes: Architectural Toys from the CCA, Potential Architecture: Construction Toys from the CCA Collection, Toys and the Modernist Tradition, Dream Houses, Toy Homes, Toy Town and Cities in Motion: Toys and Transport.
Michael J. Lewis
Graphic design by Glenn Goluska
Bilingual English-French edition
Softcover, 30 pages
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