Architecture on the carpet : the curious tale of construction toys and the genesis of modern buildings / Brenda and Robert Vale.

This book offers a view of architecture through the prism of construction toys. Ranging over the last century to the present, Brenda and Robert Vale draw parallels between the model-building sets of the modern period and architectural movements, social history, and national identities and myths. Som...

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Main Authors: Vale, Brenda (Author), Vale, Robert (Robert James Dennis) (Author)
Format: Book
Published: New York, New York : Thames & Hudson, 2013.
Table of Contents:
  • Toys are Us
  • Modernism on the line
  • Richter's blocks and the castles on the Rhine
  • Meccano and making visible how things work
  • Lott's bricks and the Arts and Crafts movement
  • Wenebrik and the (un-modern) steel house
  • Lincoln Logs and the log cabin
  • Mobaco and De Stijl
  • Bayko and suburbia
  • Minibrix and unassuming architecture
  • Juneero and the architecture of make-do-and-mend
  • Castos and concrete on the carpet
  • Bilt-E-Z, Girder and Panel, Arkitex and the brave new world
  • Playplax and deconstruction
  • Lego and the green city
  • Learning architecture on the carpet.