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