Abbatt Toys : Modern Toys for Modern Children by Alan Powers is a fully illustrated 144 page book that explores the Abbatt Toys and shop, founded by Paul & Marjorie Abbatt in the early 1930s. This is the first account of the Abbatts and explores the toys, but also the modernist context of their ethos, designs and shop. If you have an interest in English modernism, the development of play and toys, the circle of Erno Goldfinger, Hampstead, The European Educationalists of the 1920s and 30s, yet alone the wonderful wooden toys and puzzles that brightened up homes and nurseries in the 30s and onwards, then this is an essential book.
Design: Laurence Beck and Joe Pearson
Binding: Softbound book