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The Resource Miniature rooms : the Thorne Rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago

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
Photographer
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."
Cataloging source
DLC
Credits note
Photographs by Kathleen Culbert-Aguilar and Michael Abramson
Dewey number
747/.022/8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
NK2117.M54
LC item number
A7 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Miniature rooms : the Thorne Rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface and acknowledgments
  • by Bruce Boucher
  • Creating the Thorne Rooms
  • by Bruce Hatton Boyer
  • The Thorne Rooms
  • by Fannia Weingartner
  • European rooms
  • American rooms
Control code
ocm54960632
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
184 pages
Isbn
9780865592131
Lccn
2004049094
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)54960632
Label
Miniature rooms : the Thorne Rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface and acknowledgments
  • by Bruce Boucher
  • Creating the Thorne Rooms
  • by Bruce Hatton Boyer
  • The Thorne Rooms
  • by Fannia Weingartner
  • European rooms
  • American rooms
Control code
ocm54960632
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
184 pages
Isbn
9780865592131
Lccn
2004049094
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)54960632

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