Century of the Child: Growing by Design 1900 - 2000 @ MoMA14/08/2012
Taking its title and launching point from Swedish design reformer and social theorist Ellen Key's landmark book, Century of the Child: Growing by Design 1900 - 2000 is the first large-scale overview of the modernist preoccupation with children and childhood as a paradigm for progressive design thinking. Bringing together areas which are often underrepresented and/or overlooked in design history, the exhibition takes a considered look at such subjects as school architecture, clothing, playgrounds, toys and games, children’s hospitals and safety equipment, nurseries, furniture, and books. The diverse array of ideas, practitioners and objects on display here illustrate how progressive design has informed the physical, intellectual and emotional development of the children, and how children's play and pedagogy has influenced and inspired experimental design.
// At MoMA until November 5th, 2012
Source - MoMA