Item #31902 [Album of Froebel Exercises].
[Album of Froebel Exercises].
[Album of Froebel Exercises].
[Album of Froebel Exercises].
[Album of Froebel Exercises].
[Album of Froebel Exercises].
(Froebel)

[Album of Froebel Exercises].

Quarto. 37ff., accordionfold. On both the fronts and backs of the folds in this album are various mounted Froebel exercises demonstrating the twelfth, thirteenth, fifteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth Gifts (though this numbering changes across Froebelian literature). This includes: one example of embroidery, featuring groups of concentric rings in lilac silk surrounding purple and yellow pansies; forty-nine pages of paper cutting, which grow increasingly in difficulty; five pages of interlaced slats, backed in red paper; twenty-nine pages of interlaced strips of paper forming triangular and quadrangular shapes; and nineteen pages of paper folding from all three of Froebel's categories, Folds of Truth, Folds of Beauty, and Folds of Life. Froebel's "gifts" were occupational tasks devised by Friedrich Fröbel, the acknowledged creator of kindergarten, that were meant to encourage a child's creativity, problem-solving, and understanding of the building blocks of the world through both teacher-directed and self-directed play with increasingly more complex gifts. Many albums were compiled by both young children and their teachers in the nineteenth century as records of progress and teaching aids. Fröbel's concept has been seen as a precursor to the abstract design movement, as embodied by the works of Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, and Piet Mondrian. Bound in black cloth, which has been rebacked and shows the usual general wear, some of the gifts have off-set to the facing page, else a fine album tracing the development of childhood skills. Item #31902

Price: $1,500.00