Dollhouses: From the V&A Museum of Childhood

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Harry N. Abrams, Oct 1, 2008 - Antiques & Collectibles - 144 pages

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 Victoria & Albert Museum until 2005. She has organized several exhibitions including Wooden Toys (1990) and Must-have Toys (2004-5) which won the Museums and Heritage Award for Best Temporary Exhibition 2005. She has also written another book (Dolls' House Furniture) and several articles on toys and dolls' houses and has taken part in television programmes on the subject.

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