New! Our library catalog now also shows items belonging to our partner libraries in the Marmot Library Network. You can place holds on most items from any library in the network and they will be sent to the Aims Learning Commons for you to pick up. Please know that it can take time to get items from other libraries, so plan accordingly.

The default for search results is ‘All Libraries’. Once you complete your initial search, you can limit to items belonging to Aims Kiefer Library by clicking on the ‘Aims Kiefer Library’, ‘On Shelf', or ‘Online Resources’ tabs below the search box.

To see what TEXTBOOKS the library has for a specific class, use the search box below and change the last dropdown box to either ‘in Course Reserves by Name or Number’ or ‘in Course Reserves by Instructor’. 

Designing the creative child: playthings and places in midcentury America

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Pub. Date:
[2013]
Language:
English
Description
"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."--
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9780816679614
9780816679607
9781452939247
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID2718fe36-9f96-4cbc-4782-ff7d8952c180
Grouping Titledesigning the creative child playthings and places in midcentury america
Grouping Authoramy fumiko ogata
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2022-08-27 18:04:12PM
Last Indexed2022-09-25 03:27:59AM

Solr Fields

accelerated_reader_point_value
0
accelerated_reader_reading_level
0
author
Ogata, Amy Fumiko, 1965-
author2-role
ProQuest (Firm)
author_display
Ogata, Amy Fumiko
available_at_aimslibrary
Aims Community College - Greeley
detailed_location_aimslibrary
Aims Greeley Circulation
display_description
"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."--
format_aimslibrary
Book
format_category_aimslibrary
Books
id
2718fe36-9f96-4cbc-4782-ff7d8952c180
isbn
9780816679607
9780816679614
9781452939247
itype_aimslibrary
General Circulating
last_indexed
2022-09-25T09:27:59.604Z
lexile_score
-1
literary_form
Non Fiction
literary_form_full
Non Fiction
local_callnumber_aimslibrary
HQ792.U5 O39 2013
owning_library_aimslibrary
Aims Community College
owning_location_aimslibrary
Aims Community College - Greeley
primary_isbn
9780816679614
publishDate
2013
publisher
University of Minnesota Press
recordtype
grouped_work
series
Architecture landscape and American culture
series_with_volume
Architecture landscape and American culture|
subject_facet
Children -- Social conditions
Children -- United States -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Creative ability in children
Creative ability in children -- United States
Design -- Human factors
Design -- Human factors -- United States
Electronic books
Play environments
Play environments -- United States
United States
title_display
Designing the creative child : playthings and places in midcentury America
title_full
Designing the creative child : playthings and places in midcentury America / Amy F. Ogata
Designing the creative child [electronic resource] : playthings and places in midcentury America / Amy F. Ogata
title_short
Designing the creative child
title_sub
playthings and places in midcentury America
topic_facet
Children
Creative ability in children
Design
Human factors
Play environments
Social conditions

Solr Details Tables

item_details

Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent URLDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocation
ebraryccu:EBC1221408EBC1221408Ebrary (CCU)Online Ebrary (CCU)eBookeBook1falsetrueEbrary (CCU)https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/cochristuniv-ebooks/detail.action?docID=1221408Available OnlineEbrary (CCU)
ils:.b64113383.i137500324Aims Greeley CirculationHQ792.U5 O39 20131falsefalseOn Shelfaigci

record_details

Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
ebraryccu:EBC1221408eBookeBookEnglishUniversity of Minnesota Press2013xxii, 293 p., [16] p. of col. plates : ill. (some col.).
ils:.b64113383BookBooksEnglishUniversity of Minnesota Press[2013]xxii, 293 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

scoping_details_aimslibrary

Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b64113383.i137500324On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue188, 189, 190, 191