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Miniature Rooms: The Thorne Rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago

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"Generations of visitors to the Art Institute of Chicago have been entranced by the Thorne Rooms. Painstakingly constructed on a scale of one inch to one foot, these intriguing models offer intricately detailed views of European interiors from the 16th century through the 1930s and of American furnishings from the 17th century to 1940. The sixty-eight miniature rooms were ...more
Hardcover, 184 pages
Published January 27th 2009 by Art Institute of Chicago (first published March 1983)
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Frederic Gleach
Jul 08, 2014 Frederic Gleach rated it really liked it
Shelves: art, material-culture
This book is a treasure to anyone who has spent time marveling at the miniature rooms in the Art Institute of Chicago. Great photographs, and drawings of some of the pieces, and text that not only describes but gives some details of the processes behind the rooms. Another beautifully produced book from Yale press.
Rose
Apr 02, 2015 Rose rated it it was amazing
These rooms at the Art Institute are amazing to see in person and this book has wonderful photographs as well as the story of how the rooms were made. Looking at the incredible detail in the pictures, it is hard to believe how small these are, even if you have seen them in Chicago.
Leslie
May 25, 2015 Leslie rated it it was amazing
An amazing companion to the Thorne Miniature Rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Rebecca
Nov 25, 2009 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
Yes, I read the whole thing. Yes, I took the book to the museum. Yes, I gave my dad a guided tour of all 68 rooms whether he wanted one or not. Yes, I am a huge nerd.
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May 21, 2015 Kelly rated it really liked it
I loved seeing these rooms again, seeing as I haven't been to Chicago in a long while!
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Aug 28, 2010 Ann rated it it was amazing
Beautiful book. I hope everyone who reads 68 Rooms at least looks at this.
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