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Title: Miniature Rooms: The Thorne Rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago
Description: New York: The Art Institute of Chicago / Abbeville Press, 1983. 0896594084. Stated First Edition. First Printing. Soft Cover. ISBN: 0896594084. Illustrated by Kathleen Culbert-Aguilar; Michael Abramson. The Thorne Rooms, sixty-eight miniature models of European interiors from the 16th century on and American furnishings from the 17th century on, have entranced generations of visitors to the Art Institute of Chicago. This charming book showcases these rooms, featuring full-color views of each one as well as eight two-page spreads of some of the most spectacular interiors. The introductory essay by Bruce Hatton Boyer chronicles how Chicago socialite Mrs. James Ward Thorne conceived the rooms. They were 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, palaces, and sites Mrs. Thorne visited during her travels, and Fannia Weingartner’s individual commentaries provide information about each one. In addition, a number of Mrs. Thorne’s original drawings are reproduced to actual scale.. This volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, unread, tight, square and clean. AS NEW. Oblong 4to 11" - 13". 168 pp. As New with No dust jacket as issued .

Keywords: 0896594084 Art; Design; Illustrated Books; Miniature Rooms; Chicago; the Art Institute of Chicago; Bruce Hatton Boyer; Thorne Rooms; Mrs. James Ward Thorne; Illustrated Books Art, Antiques & Photography Interior Decoration

Price: US$ 25.00 Seller: Round Table Books, LLC
- Book number: 27284

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