Dollhouses: From the V&A Museum of Childhood

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Harry N. Abrams, Oct 1, 2008 - Antiques & Collectibles - 144 pages
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A room by room tour of the world’s most spectacular dollhouses.


From early art cabinets and intricate "baby” houses to the highly-detailed dollhouses of today, this lavishly illustrated book examines the history of dollhouses and their shifting role in society.


An unprecedented survey of the craft, Dollhouses showcases a wide range of designs, from the Tudor, Stuart, and Victorian periods to the modernist 1950s and contemporary designs. Featuring never-before-published dollhouses from the Victoria and Albert Museum’s world-class collection, the book takes readers on a visual tour of the interiors, with close-up details showing the masterful craftsmanship required to create these exquisite miniature works of art.

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Halina Pasierbska was Curator of Dolls’ Houses and Toys at the V&A until 2005. Her exhibitions, Wooden Toys and Must-have Toys won the Museums and Heritage Award for Best Temporary Exhibition. She has written two books, Dolls’ Houses and Dolls’ Houses Furniture, as well as numerous articles.

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