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.

Soft cover; 184 pages with 162 illustrations.

10 x 11 x 1/2 in.

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  1. Apr 9, 2013

    from Green Bay, WI

    My little pink book of the miniature rooms I had received as a young girl when visiting the Museum with my Grandmother, had seen better days (now over 60 yrs. old). I had discovered a delightful children's adventure book aptly titled "The 68 Rooms", so I got it and the new Museum book of the Thorne rooms, and my Granddaughter and I are enjoying both. We are, in fact going to start building a dollhouse this summer!
    The photography, and the articles about the rooms and their beginnings are wonderful.