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The Resource Designing the creative child : playthings and places in midcentury America, Amy F. Ogata

Designing the creative child : playthings and places in midcentury America, Amy F. Ogata

Label
Designing the creative child : playthings and places in midcentury America
Title
Designing the creative child
Title remainder
playthings and places in midcentury America
Statement of responsibility
Amy F. Ogata
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The postwar American stereotypes of suburban sameness, traditional gender roles, and educational conservatism have masked an alternate self-image tailor-made for the Cold War. The creative child, an idealized future citizen, was the darling of baby boom parents, psychologists, marketers, and designers who saw in the next generation promise that appeared to answer the most pressing worries of the age. Designing the Creative Child reveals how a postwar cult of childhood creativity developed and continues to this day. Exploring how the idea of children as imaginative and naturally creative was constructed, disseminated, and consumed in the United States after World War II, Amy F. Ogata argues that educational toys, playgrounds, small middle-class houses, new schools, and children's museums were designed to cultivate imagination in a growing cohort of baby boom children. Enthusiasm for encouraging creativity in children countered Cold War fears of failing competitiveness and the postwar critique of social conformity, making creativity an emblem of national revitalization. Ogata describes how a historically rooted belief in children's capacity for independent thinking was transformed from an elite concern of the interwar years to a fully consumable and aspirational ideal that persists today. From building blocks to Gumby, playhouses to Playskool trains, Creative Playthings to the Eames House of Cards, Crayola fingerpaint to children's museums, material goods and spaces shaped a popular understanding of creativity, and Designing the Creative Child demonstrates how this notion has been woven into the fabric of American culture."--Provided by publisher
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N$T
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1965-
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Ogata, Amy Fumiko
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Architecture, landscape, and American culture series
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  • Children
  • Creative ability in children
  • Play environments
  • Design
  • HISTORY
  • ARCHITECTURE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • Children
  • Creative ability in children
  • Design
  • Play environments
  • United States
Label
Designing the creative child : playthings and places in midcentury America, Amy F. Ogata
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-279) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Object Lessons -- 1. Constructing Creativity in Postwar America -- 2. Educational Toys and Creative Playthings -- 3. Creative Living at Home -- 4. Building Creativity in Postwar Schools -- 5. Learning Imagination in Art and Science -- Epilogue: The Legacy of Consuming Creativity
Control code
ocn849935792
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 293, [12] pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452948119
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
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22573/ctt342dbh
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)849935792
Label
Designing the creative child : playthings and places in midcentury America, Amy F. Ogata
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-279) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Object Lessons -- 1. Constructing Creativity in Postwar America -- 2. Educational Toys and Creative Playthings -- 3. Creative Living at Home -- 4. Building Creativity in Postwar Schools -- 5. Learning Imagination in Art and Science -- Epilogue: The Legacy of Consuming Creativity
Control code
ocn849935792
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 293, [12] pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452948119
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt342dbh
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)849935792

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