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dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.advisor Heljakka, Kati Ramirez Saldarriaga, Jennifer 2016-10-12T11:28:03Z 2016-10-12T11:28:03Z 2016
dc.description.abstract The aim of this thesis is to investigate and identify the history and present status of Amigurumi (Crocheted or knitted stuffed toys) and to define a concise historical frame of the origins and evolution of it as a contemporary craft in Japan. In the first part, results of the research and interviews regarding the origins of Amigurumi in Japan starting around 1950 are presented.These information suggest that Western influences and culture played an important role in the origins of Amigurumi in Japan but that Animism and Japan’s spiritual beliefs might have had a strong influence. The thesis then identifies Amigurumi as a form of play. It presents the elements of an Amigurumi toy and proposes an aesthetic rule of thumb regarding the design and aesthetics of Amigurumis. Additionally the author suggests two different categories to differentiate Amigurumi toys. To conclude the thesis presents the artist's take on Amigurumi design and makes an analysis on future scenarios for the design and future of Amigurumi communities regarding free culture and media. en
dc.format.extent 85
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Amigurumi en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi Taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulu fi School of Arts, Design and Architecture en
dc.subject.keyword amigurumi en
dc.subject.keyword crafts en
dc.subject.keyword toy design en
dc.subject.keyword Japan en
dc.subject.keyword crochet en
dc.subject.keyword fiber arts en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201610124866
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Maisterin opinnäyte fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Ryynänen, Max
dc.programme fi

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