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The Stettheimer Dollhouse

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Carrie Walter Stettheimer (American, 18691944) wove together the fashion and style of New Yorks high society in the early twentieth century to create one of the finest dollhouses in the world. Stettheimer worked on the twelve-room dollhouse for nearly two decades, creating many of the furnishings and decorations by hand. Styles of decoration vary from room to room, yet the ...more
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by Pomegranate Communications (first published April 2009)
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Laura
Apr 12, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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The Stettheimer Dollhouse, published by Pomegranate, gives the story and includes detailed pictures of Carrie Walter Stettheimer’s dollhouse, an exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York. Stettheimer and her family were hosts of a popular salon in 1920’s New York, and the artistic atmosphere of her friends and family are evident in the creation of her dollhouse. The book, edited by Shelia W. Clark, is chiefly photographs, showing the intricate details of Stettheimer’s work, featuring the fur ...more
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Feb 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
If you have not seen this gem of a dollhouse at the Museum of the City of New York, you have missed one of the city's real treasures. The gallery contains tiny artworks by Marcel Duchamp, Alexander Archipenko, Albert Gleizes, and Gaston Lachaise, among others. The decor is Jazz-Age Elegant, a stage set waiting for the arrival of miniature guests - perhaps Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers? The book provides a lovely chance to examine Carrie Stettheimer's masterpiece, detail by enchanting detail.
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