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Space Fantasies 1:1: R.F. Collection
Hardcover - English

This limited-edition collection of space exploration toys--from shuttles to space dogs--taps into the nostalgia and imagination of 20th-century science fiction

Presented in this oversize publication are 146 aerospace-related toys from the collection of Rolf Fehlbaum, Vitra's chairman emeritus and the founder of Vitra Design Museum. Toys related to space exploration--rockets, robots and astronaut figurines--exploded in popularity in the 1930s with the success of space opera comic strips such as Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon, which portrayed postwar fantasies of untold technological possibilities. From there, sci-fi only gained a wider audience as the Soviet/American space race began and people of all ages turned their gazes skywards to wonder about what marvels may exist beyond Earth's orbit.

The toys in this volume are shown at their original size with the available packaging, organized into ten categories and arranged in chronological order by their manufacture dates. Some of the toys depict amusing conjectures for the future of aeronautical exploration such as space dogs, space elephants and even a space whale, while others are more realistic replicas of rockets in miniature. Infused with an undeniable nostalgia, this collection maintains the childlike wonder of the toys' initial audiences and invites present-day readers to both reflect on the era's technological advancements and look to the future for what discoveries may still be on the horizon.

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ISBN
EAN
9783945852422
Publication Date
15/09/2020
Pages
296
Dimension
0.00cm x 0.00cm x 0.00cm
Age Group
NA to NA
Grades
Not Applicable to Not Applicable
Lexile Level
0
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Fehlbaum, Rolf
Rolf Fehlbaum is Vitraa (TM)s chairman. After earning a degree in the social sciences, he founded a multiples publisher together with two partners, produced documentary films for Bavaria MA1/4nchen, and worked as adviser for education and training for the Bayerische Architektenkammer (Bavarian Chamber of Architects) beginning in 1973. In 1977 he took over the leadership of Vitra. He began to internationalize the firm, formed relationships with the leading authors in the field of design, commissioned works from some of the worlda (TM)s most important architects, and founded the Vitra Design Mus




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