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Building Toys and Toy Buildings Exhibition
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Lincoln Logs. TinkerToys. Erector Sets. LEGO. And, of course, the humble wooden block. The
timeline of the toys that we've used to build our fantasy buildings, towns and towers is
long and varied. The Dallas Center for Architecture explores this experience in Building
Toys and Toy Buildings: Architecture Through A Child's Eyes, open December 11, 2018
through January 20, 2018.

The exhibition includes a wide spectrum of vintage and modern toys, including unusual
examples like the Eames House of Cards, AstroBrite, and Girder and Panel Sets. A section
of the exhibition examines a variety of blocks-from German stone Anchor Blocks dating
from the early 1900's to the colored Playskool wooden blocks that have been a part of
so many toy boxes for decades. Additionally, the show looks at the various toy buildings
in existence, with a special emphasis on doll houses, including one of the first Barbie
Dream Houses and a house built by an architect for his daughter in the 1970's. Also
included are groups of buildings from the Fisher-Price collection and the metal toys of
the Marx Company. A highlight of the show is a 6-foot tall K'Nex Ferris Wheel made
up of 8,550 individual pieces.

While the exhibit itself is "hands-off," visitors will have the chance to design and build their
own structure with blocks, TinkerToys, and LEGOs in our "Construction Zone."

Check the DCFA website for details and exhibition hours.

Dallas Center for Architecture, 1909 Woodall Rodgers Frwy, Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75201

dallascfa.com
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13DECEMBER
The Dallas Modern Meet up is about:
Connecting the Dallas Modern Community
Fostering Ideas and Creativity
Building Relationships
Having a good time!

Come network, socialize, learn and share ideas among other stewards of the
Dallas modern community. Our members are designers, enthusiasts, mod
home owners,music people, builders, architects, artists, art collectors,
modern enthusiast, real estate people, business people, health and
fitness, furniture, film and fashion people of the Big D.

This is a monthly meet up, your invited! Feel free to invite another
modernista friend or just bring them with you.
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER13 // 6-8PM

venue:
scott+cooner
1617 Hi Line Drive
Dallas, Texas, TX 75207
214.748.9838
scottcooner.com

RSVP HERE

DJ NICK VAN HOUSE ON THE TURNTABLES!

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JEFF LEVINE
PUBLISHER
MODERNDALLAS.NET
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JEFF MITCHELL
MODERN LIVING REAL ESTATE
MODERNLIVINGDALLAS.COM

Dallas Modern Meet Up

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20DECEMBER
Join us for an hour-long walking tour of Fair Park on Wednesday, December 20 at noon.