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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 Inhabitots | No Comments
Pass on your penchant for design and architecture to your kids in a language they’ll understand — via the re-telling of classic fairytales  by illustrator Steven Guarnaccia , who gives a stylish update to The Three Little Pigs and Goldilocks and the Three Bears . In the modern spins of these tales, Goldilocks takes a seat in a ‘Ladderback’ chair , a Danish ‘Egg’ chair  and an Eames ‘LCW’ chair  when happening upon the Bears’ home, and the porcine interpretations of renowned architects Frank Gehry , Le Corbusier  and Frank Lloyd Wright  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 , parents can believe in the ‘happily ever after’ of enjoying storytime alongside their kids.
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URLs in this post:
 re-telling of classic fairytales: http://www.inhabitots.com/2009/09/17/two-great-reads-for-design-aware-kids/
 ‘Ladderback’ chair: http://www.artnet.com/artwork/425946038/381/charles-rennie-mackintosh-ladderback-chair.html
 Danish ‘Egg’ chair: http://www.danish-furniture.com/designers/arne-jacobsen/#arne-jacobsen-egg-chair
 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
 Frank Gehry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Gehry
 Le Corbusier: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Corbusier
 Frank Lloyd Wright: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Lloyd_Wright
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