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

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The 68 miniature rooms conceived by Mrs. James Ward Thorne of Chicago and constructed between 1937 and 1940 have intrigued and delighted generations of visitors to the Art Institute. Take an armchair tour of interiors from the 16th century through the 1930s and American furnishings from the 17th century to 1940—all are insight-fully presented and chronicled in this revised edition. Hardcover; 184 pages with 162 illustrations.

10 x 11 x 3/4 in.


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  1. Aug 22, 2012

    from Anderson, SC

    The Thorne Rooms were my absolute favorite exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago. This book provides excellent information about the rooms and Mrs. Thorne herself. This book is a must for anyone who has enjoyed the exhibit.

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