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Steven Guarnaccia’s Modern Fairytales for Design Savvy Families

Posted By Beth Shea On September 17, 2009 @ 1:30 pm In eco kids,Inhabitots | No Comments

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Pass on your penchant for design and architecture to your kids in a language they’ll understand — via the re-telling of classic fairytales [1] by illustrator Steven Guarnaccia [1], who gives a stylish update to The Three Little Pigs and Goldilocks and the Three Bears [1]. In the modern spins of these tales, Goldilocks takes a seat in a ‘Ladderback’ chair [2], a Danish ‘Egg’ chair [3] and an Eames ‘LCW’ chair [4] when happening upon the Bears’ home, and the porcine interpretations of renowned architects Frank Gehry [5], Le Corbusier [6] and Frank Lloyd Wright [7] are up against a wolf who ‘threatens to demolish smartly designed structures,’ all of which are defined in the book’s glossary. Thanks to Guarnaccia’s new twists [1], parents can believe in the ‘happily ever after’ of enjoying storytime alongside their kids.


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[1] re-telling of classic fairytales: http://www.inhabitots.com/2009/09/17/two-great-reads-for-design-aware-kids/

[2] ‘Ladderback’ chair: http://www.artnet.com/artwork/425946038/381/charles-rennie-mackintosh-ladderback-chair.html

[3] Danish ‘Egg’ chair: http://www.danish-furniture.com/designers/arne-jacobsen/#arne-jacobsen-egg-chair

[4] Eames ‘LCW’ chair: http://www.momastore.org/museum/moma/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10451&storeId=10001&parent_category_rn=11461&categoryId=11462&partNumber=v41333&LangId=-1&promoCode=8K119&cid=GPS07230901

[5] Frank Gehry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Gehry

[6] Le Corbusier: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Corbusier

[7] Frank Lloyd Wright: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Lloyd_Wright

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