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Book | Architecture in Play
A book about the “intimations of Modernism in architectural toys”
Short film | Kid City
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Created for children but designed by adults with considerable ingenuity, architectural toys have long offered a window on a much larger world. In Architecture in Play, author Tamar Zinguer explores the nearly two-hundred-year period over which such playthings have reflected changing attitudes toward form, structure, and permanence, echoing modernist experiments and stylistic inclinations in fascinating ways while also incorporating technological advances in their systems of construction. Zinguer’s history of these toys sheds valuable light on the relation between household toys and the deeper social and economic trends and ideas from which they sprang.