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Designing the Creative ChildPlaythings and Places in Midcentury America$
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Amy F. Ogata

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780816679607

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816679607.001.0001

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Creative Living at home

Creative Living at home

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(p.71) 3 Creative Living at home
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Designing the Creative Child
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Amy F. Ogata

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816679607.003.0003

Chapter three explores how the ideal of “creative living” affected all residents of the postwar house. In increasingly informal postwar houses the playroom occupied a strategic place. Toy-like furniture and playhouses were sold to encouraged children to develop their own fantasy world while reinforcing the role of the parent as the model of creative activity in the home.

Keywords:   Childhood, Creativity, Cold War, Toys, Playhouse, Playroom, Playground, children’s museum, schools, American material culture

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