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Miniature rooms : the Thorne rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago

Label
Miniature rooms : the Thorne rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago
Title
Miniature rooms
Title remainder
the Thorne rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 conceived by Chicago socialite Mrs. James Ward Thorne and made between 1934 and 1940 by a number of skilled craftsmen according to her exacting specifications. Many of the rooms were inspired by specific interiors in historic houses or by museum installations or period rooms. Others combine features copied from various houses, palaces, and sites Mrs. Thorne visited during her extensive travels." "In this newly designed and revised edition of one of the Art Institute's most popular books, each room is shown in full view, including eight two-page spreads that immerse the reader in several of the interiors. Full-color details provide a closer view of specific objects mentioned in the text, and a number of Mrs. Thorne's original drawings are reproduced to actual scale. The introductory essay chronicles Mrs. Thorne's creation of the rooms, while individual commentaries provide information about each interior. This is a volume that will prove irresistible to collectors, miniaturists, architects, historians, interior designers, and the general public alike."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
747/.022/8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
NK2117.M54
LC item number
A7 2004b
Literary form
non fiction
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/organizationName
Art Institute of Chicago
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-2011
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Thorne, James Ward
  • Culbert-Aguilar, Kathleen
  • Abramson, Michael
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Miniature rooms
  • Thorne, James Ward
  • Miniature rooms
  • Art Institute of Chicago
Label
Miniature rooms : the Thorne rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Photographs by Kathleen Culbert-Aguilar and Michael Abramson
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Creating the Thorne Rooms / by Bruce Hatton Boyer -- The Thorne Rooms / by Fannia Weingartner -- European rooms -- American rooms
Control code
1369952
Dimensions
29 cm.
Edition
Second edition
Extent
184 pages
Isbn
9780865592124
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004010360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1369952
  • (Sirsi) 1369952
  • (OCoLC)55105276
  • (OCoLC)55105276
Label
Miniature rooms : the Thorne rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago
Publication
Note
Photographs by Kathleen Culbert-Aguilar and Michael Abramson
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Creating the Thorne Rooms / by Bruce Hatton Boyer -- The Thorne Rooms / by Fannia Weingartner -- European rooms -- American rooms
Control code
1369952
Dimensions
29 cm.
Edition
Second edition
Extent
184 pages
Isbn
9780865592124
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004010360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1369952
  • (Sirsi) 1369952
  • (OCoLC)55105276
  • (OCoLC)55105276

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