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Shire Library #217: Dolls' Houses

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A dolls' house provides a surprisingly accurate glimpse into the world in which it was created. It can reflect many aspects of the way that people lived at the time, from furniture and decorative styles through to gradual changes in class structure. Consequently they remain prized by educationalists, psychologists, designers, collectors and children today.

The earliest known dolls' house was made in Bavaria in the mid-sixteenth century. Like most of those built in the following 250 years, it was designed not to be played with, but to be a perfect representation in miniature of a princely house, and to reflect the wealth of the owner. Although children began to play with dolls' houses during the eighteenth century, they remained primarily made for adults. It was only in the nineteenth century that they finally also became children's toys. This book outlines the history of these intriguing little buildings, with illustrations of some of the finest examples ever created.

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Outlines the history of dolls houses, with illustrations of some examples, many of which can be seen today.

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Halina Pasierbska was Curator of Dolls' Houses and Toys at the Victoria and Albert Museum. She is also the author of Dolls' House Furniture and Dolls' Houses from the V&A Museum of Childhood.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780747805014
Author:
Pasierbska, Halina
Publisher:
Shire Publications
Subject:
Toys
Subject:
Books
Subject:
Dolls
Subject:
Antiques-Toys
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Shire Library
Series Volume:
217
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 MONO; 69 COL
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
8.40x5.82x.21 in. .23 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Archaeology » General
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Antiques » Books
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Antiques » Dolls
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Antiques » Toys
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Crafts » Miniatures

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