It is a great size and has amazing pictures. As a lover of dollhouses and all things mini, this has been a great addition to my collection.
I keep in on my coffee table for everyone to enjoy. For those like me who are thinking of starting a dollhouse and interested in history and art it is both daunting and inspiring. My grandchildren love the book, they play with it as if it were a toy when they visit. This is a book that wil be with me always.Would be a great gift for anyone that loves doll houses, even if they don't own one. It is not only a great book for ideas, but it can put you right into the life/history of so many doll houses. An excellent gift idea and an extreme value. Selected from private collections and museums the world over, these fascinating creations come to life through hundreds of beautiful photographs, detailed description and insightful commentary examining the intricacies of every house. The dollhouse has evolved from its seventeenth-century origins as playthings for privileged youngsters into the stunning works of art that exist today. Descriptions of every house and all its hidden secrets accompany each spread.
Photographs showcase both the exteriors, interiors and the dolls themselves. Examples of miniature businesses and stores from bakeries to butcher shops to corporate offices offer something for every type of doll house enthusiast, young and old. This striking package will be irresistible to collectors and dollhouse fanatics. On the pages inside, the hundreds of stunning pictures show every detail of the most amazing dollhouses from around the world. The outside hard cover with the brick house opens in the center like many dollhouses to reveal the ornate interior of the book. The doll family is happily reunited once again. Using the clues from the journal, they deduce she is stuck somewhere, so they go on a journey and successfully locate her. The dolls can move, talk, and play the miniature piano in their house but always return to the same spot they started from when a human approaches. The book is set in the present time period and is told in third person. A doll made of china and her new best friend made of plastic try to find her aunt that long ago went on an adventure and never came back. Barbie' in the trash — and used it to teach her a lesson about body diversity". Barbie: is it the end of the road for the thigh gap?". Barbie' compare with an average woman?". The girls were then asked about their ideal body size. It is most often associated with pre-teenage and adolescent females but is applicable to any age group or gender. Barbie's history came when she embraced multi-culturalism and was released in a wide variety of native costumes, hair colors and skin tones to more closely resemble the girls who idolized her. Bathroom scale from 1965, permanently set at 110 lbs. Barbie was one of the first toys to have a marketing strategy based extensively on television advertising, which has been copied widely by other toys. Barbie's appearance has been changed many times, most notably in 1971 when the doll's eyes were adjusted to look forwards rather than having the demure sideways glance of the original model. At the time, most children's toy dolls were representations of infants. Barbie dolls were sold during the first year of production. Barbie has been an important part of the toy fashion doll market for over fifty years, and has been the subject of numerous controversies and lawsuits, often involving parodies of the doll and her lifestyle.