We children of the 20th century were lucky to come along when we did, whether we appreciated it or not. For proof, pay a visit to MoMA’s exhibit, Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000, through Nov. 5, 2012. The show highlights a century’s worth of toys, books, furniture, interiors and more designed to foster exploration and creativity in children around the world.
(Photo: A couple of MoMA visitors take a big rest in front of the show.)
To explore more in the collection:
Century of the child : growing by design, 1900-2000 / Juliet Kinchin, Aidan O’Connor – NA2543.Y6 K56 2012
Designing for children / Steven Heller & Steven Guarnaccia ; designed by Teresa Fernandes – NC1002.C46 H45 1994
Kindergarten architecture / ed., Gunter Beltzig – LB3221 .K56 2001
Designing modern childhoods : history, space, and the material culture of children / edited by Marta Gutman, Ning de Coninck-Smith- HQ767.87 .D47 2008
In the spirit of the studio : learning from the atelier of Reggio Emilia / edited by Lella Gandini – LB1139.5.A78 I52 2005