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Victorian Doll's Houses: Enjoy the Splendour of the Victorian Era in Miniature [Paperback]

Nick Forder
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25 July 2002
When it comes to doll's houses and miniature furniture, the Victorian era is one of the most popular to re-crate. This is no surprise when you consider the wealth of inspiration from the period available to miniaturists. Spanning more than 60 years, the period was an exciting time of exploration, innovation and idustrialization, all of which are represented in the decorative styles and trends of the time. Victorian Doll's Houses celebrates this at 1/12 scale, and shows how to re-create Victorian rooms of differing styles in miniature, each time reflecting the major influences and designs of the time. 12 major rooms of typical Victorian homes are taken in turn, and explained in terms of function and furnishings. Selected pieces are described in detail, as is the actual construction of the sets. Visually stunning, the beautiful colour photographs of each room set often make it difficult to tell them apart from a full-sized example. Whether interested in making room sets, collecting miniature furniture or simply seeing how we once lived, this is an essential resource for all.


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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: David & Charles (25 July 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0715314173
  • ISBN-13: 978-0715314173
  • Product Dimensions: 30.2 x 22.8 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 351,809 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Nick Forder, and his wife Esther, have been editors of world renowned doll's house magazine International Dolls' House News since 1993. They have both had a long interest in dolls' houses and miniatures, both as collectors and as retailers and importers, trained in interior design, Nick has already written several books on the subject of miniatures and dolls' houses, including Dolls' House Soft Furnishings, with Esther, published by David & Charles and is recognised as the forerunner in miniature photography. Nick lives in Cobham, Surrey.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable with or without a doll's house. 13 Jan 2003
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If you're planning to decorate & furnish your doll's house in Victorian style, this is is an excellent book. It's very informative, and will give you a great idea of the type of furnishings, furniture and knick knacks to look for.
It shows many very well photographed room settings, as well as information on individual items of furniture etc popular at the time.
A large book, it makes a great present for a doll's house owner, especially someone starting out (I bought mine for my mum). It would also fare well as a 'coffee table book' whether or not you have a doll's house.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and interesting book 11 Dec 2013
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I have a lot of books about dollhouses and miniatures, and this is one of my favorites. It's not about building a dollhouse or making the furniture, rather it has beautiful photographs of many miniature rooms furnished in Victorian style. The text is like a history lesson that explains how each room and its contents were used during the Victorian Era. I thought it was fascinating. I learned the difference between a parlour and a drawing room, the study and the gentleman's dressing room. It would be an interesting book for anyone interested in interior decoration of that era, even if not interested in dollhouses.
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