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The Design of Childhood - How the Material World Shapes Independent Kids (Hardcover) Loot Price: R409
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The Design of Childhood - How the Material World Shapes Independent Kids (Hardcover): Alexandra Lange

The Design of Childhood - How the Material World Shapes Independent Kids (Hardcover)

Alexandra Lange

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From building blocks to city blocks, an eye-opening exploration of how children's playthings and physical surroundings affect their development. Parents obsess over their children's playdates, kindergarten curriculum, and every bump and bruise, but the toys, classrooms, playgrounds, and neighborhoods little ones engage with are just as important. These objects and spaces encode decades, even centuries of changing ideas about what makes for good child-rearing--and what does not. Do you choose wooden toys, or plastic, or, increasingly, digital? What do youngsters lose when seesaws are deemed too dangerous and slides are designed primarily for safety? How can the built environment help children cultivate self-reliance? In these debates, parents, educators, and kids themselves are often caught in the middle. Now, prominent design critic Alexandra Lange reveals the surprising histories behind the human-made elements of our children's pint-size landscape. Her fascinating investigation shows how the seemingly innocuous universe of stuff affects kids' behavior, values, and health, often in subtle ways. And she reveals how years of decisions by toymakers, architects, and urban planners have helped--and hindered--American youngsters' journeys toward independence. Seen through Lange's eyes, everything from the sandbox to the street becomes vibrant with buried meaning. The Design of Childhood will change the way you view your children's world--and your own.

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Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 2018
Authors: Alexandra Lange
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 35mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards / With dust jacket
Pages: 416
ISBN-13: 978-1-63286-635-6
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > General
Books > Arts & Architecture > Industrial / commercial art & design > General
Books > Arts & Architecture > Architecture > General
Books > Arts & Architecture > Antiques & collectables > Toys, games & models
Books > Health, Home & Family > Family & health > Advice on parenting > General
LSN: 1-63286-635-8
Barcode: 9781632866356

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