Architecture on the Carpet: The Curious Tale of Construction Toys and the Genesis of Modern Buildings (Hardcover)

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The Vales investigate not only how models sets have reflected different building styles but also whether the toys themselves influenced the careers of the children who grew up playing with them. They explore connections between model-railway buildings and modernism; model sets such as Castos and reinforced concrete housing; and even between the creative but slightly surreal Playplax and postmodern deconstructivist architecture.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780500342855
ISBN-10: 0500342857
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication Date: September 9th, 2013
Pages: 208
Language: English