I live in a city where a special show on âthe miniatureâ (Small Wonders) was on display at the Margaret Woodbury Strong Museum for two years, the leavings of a woman obsessed by dolls and dollhouses. I was born in a city where the Narcissa Niblack Thorne Miniatures and the Colleen Moore Fairy Castle are prominent items at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Science Copyright Â© 2001 by Camera Obscura Camera Obscura 47, Volume 16, Number 2 Published by Duke University Press 1 Camera Obscura and Industry, respectively. I grew up in a city within easy reach of Disneylandâs âStorybook Land,â which ï¬oats you past Mr. Toadâs miniature house; âMottâs Miniaturesâ at Knottâs Berry Farm; Andrew Leicesterâs Zanja Madre, a stylized miniature cityscape; and the impressive Carole and Barry Kaye Museum of Miniatures, featuring such famous exhibits as Pat and Noel Thomasâs Greene and Greene Craftsman Bungalow and the Golden Train from Copenhagen a with its little cargo of rubies and emeralds. Iâve known from the start that the wealthy have the best miniatures (c.f. the famous Queenâs Dollsâ House, built by numerous craftsmen and presented to Englandâs Queen Mary in 1924), the most
Camera Obscura – Duke University Press
Published: Jan 1, 2001
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