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The History of Toy Soldiers by: Luigi Toiati
The History of Toy Soldiers by: Luigi Toiati
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The History of Toy Soldiers by: Luigi Toiati
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Author: Luigi Toiati
Binding: Hard Cover with dust jacket
Copyright: 2019
Pages: 621
Size: 7.25 x 10 in.

Product Code: SO-ING-2019-9781473897298-X2

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Humans have made and collected toy soldiers from time immemorial. They amuse and comfort us, awaken our curiosity, turn aggressiveness into creativity. In The History of Toy Soldiers, Luigi Toiati, himself an avid collector and manufacturer of toy soldiers, conveys and shares the pleasure of collecting and playing with them. Far from a dry encyclopaedia, it leads the reader through the fascinating evolution of the toy soldier from ancient times to the early twenty-first century. The author, as a sociologist with an interest in semiotics (the study of signs), offers truly original insights into why different types of toy soldiers were born in a given period and country, or why in a given size and material. The author's writing is packed with factual detail about the different types of toy (and model) soldiers and their manufacturers, but also with anecdotes, nostalgia, wit and his enduring passion for the subject. Hundreds of beautiful colour photographs, many depicting the author's own collection, complete this delightful book.


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