This is Not a Toy; [Colophon: “Produced in conjunction with the exhibition This is Not a Toy, curated by Design Exchange (DX), Canada’s design museum and presented from 7 February to 19 May 2004.”]

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Tom, John Wee (Foreword & Curator); Sara Nickleson (Foreword & Curator); Douglas Coupland; Murray Whyte; Pharrell Williams; Shauna Levy, et al.

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Tom, John Wee (Foreword & Curator); Sara Nickleson (Foreword & Curator); Douglas Coupland; Murray Whyte; Pharrell Williams; Shauna Levy, et al. This is Not a Toy; [Colophon: “Produced in conjunction with the exhibition This is Not a Toy, curated by Design Exchange (DX), Canada’s design museum and presented from 7 February to 19 May 2004.”]. Toronto: Design Exchange, 2014. First printing. ISBN: 9781896282442. pp. 448. Small Thick 8vo. Chiefly colour illustrations. No detectable flaws with contents bright, clean, and unmarked with tight, sound binding. Appears unread; as new. Scarce with no known copies presently available in commerce. “Designer toys occupy a unique place in contemporary visual culture. Lying at the intersection of product and graphic design, marketing and pop culture, urban vinyl is part merchandise, part art … As an exhibition, This is Not a Toy aimed to introduce the art toy as a unique cultural symbol, and the book intends to go further by leading the reader deeper into this intriguing world. The publication considers the unusual position of the art toy as design object, work of art and consumer product; its fanatic fan base despite the fairly recent origins of the genre; the many cultural influences that led to its rise; the aesthetic and emotional attraction that these objects compel within the viewer; and ultimately, the designer toy as a legitimate and relevant art form.” As New. Softcover. (#1189) $200.00