6-2 | Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000

Book Review

Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000

Juliet Kinchin and Aidan O’Connor
New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2012. Images, credits, notes, index, further reading. 263 pp. $60.00 cloth. ISBN: 9780870708268

by Michelle Parnett

First Paragraph:

Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000, by curator Juliet Kinchin and curatorial assistant Aidan O’Connor and published by the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), accompanies the ambitious and introspective exhibition of the same title that opened at MOMA in New York 2012. This book resembles other coffee table books—beautiful color and black-and-white photographs fill the pages and the content presents a broad survey of the subject—and proves a noteworthy source for general readers interested in learning more about the convergence of twentieth- century material culture and childhood.