Institute For Figuring: Exhibition

During its early years in the nineteenth century, kindergarten was based around a system of abstract exercises that aimed to instill in young children an understanding of the mathematically generated logic underlying the ebb and flow of creation. This revolutionary system was developed by the German scientist Friedrich Froebel whose vision of childhood education changed the course of our culture laying the grounds for modernist art, architecture and design. Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright and Buckminster Fuller are all documented attendees of kindergarten.

via The Institute For Figuring // Exhibition:INVENTING KINDERGARTEN.

Inventing KINDERGARTEN by Norman Brosterman — Kickstarter


Inventing Kindergarten by Norman Brosterman

Inventing KINDERGARTEN by Norman Brosterman — Kickstarter.

Help to republish out-of-print book, Inventing Kindergarten, which first appeared in 1997 and was highlighted as a New York Times Notable Book, was called “Revelatory,” by the New Yorker, won an American Institute of Architects award as one of the best books of the year, and has ultimately become a crucial resource for educators and art historians worldwide.

Kindergarten garden, Los Angeles circa 1900.

The second kindergarten play-gift.

The famous Froebel Blocks that trained Frank Lloyd Wright.