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"This book is a real treat for lovers of doll houses and miniatures, as well as anyone with an interest in interior design and sociology of the first half of the twentieth century." -- mocoloco.com, November 28, 2010

"It's all there... the Victorian bric-a-brac, the cluttered desk, the groaning library shelves, heavy mahogany furnishings, wallpapers and rugs, with the lightly-worn detail of daily life right down to the family portraits tacked on the walls." --Print magazine, November 2010

"A wonderful and vivid narrative. This book is an engaging look at a true labor of love." --prariemod.com, December 21, 2010

About the Author

William L. Bird, Jr. is a historian and curator at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. He is the author of Holidays on Display and Paint By Number, both from Princeton Architectural Press.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press (October 6, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1568989741
  • ISBN-13: 978-1568989747
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #839,374 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By B. Graupmann on January 14, 2011
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I love this book and really felt sad that I didn't even know the house existed, especially when I made my last trip to DC. It's a wonderful example of our culture and even without the 'story' to go with it ,would tell anthropologists much about our family life if viewed as an 'artifact' in the next millenium.
If you are a toy collector, doll collector, miniaturist or just a grownup still in touch with your child-side, you'll love this book. I think it's a great testiment to one ladies talent and love of family .
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Very interesting presentation about the history of this popular Smithsonian attraction. Would have loved to seen more of Ms. Bradford's scrapbook and closer details of some of the furnishings she crafted herself.
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When my grandmother took me and my sister to see the dollhouse at the Smithsonian, I could have stayed there all afternoon to take in all the lovely details. So glad this book could take me back to that time. Great photos of each room and the story behind this great dollhouse.
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I love dollhouse miniatures. I had to say that outright in order for my review to be evenly weighed. I ordered this book with great anticipation because I had heard good things about it, "great example of dollhouse miniatures," "a must read". The book is okay. It is nothing fancy. There are lots of other books on dollhouse miniatures that delve into the subject more thoroughly and make the subject worth reading about. Though, the dollhouse of the title is a nice house, it is nothing special to warrant such a book. There are, even back then when Bradford made her donation, other nicer, better dollhouses. At just 127 pages, including references, credits and acknoledgements, this book leaves a great deal to be desired. It is nowhere worth the cover price of $24.95, nor the much cheaper Amazon price of $14 I paid.
Faith Bradford is purported to have been a librarian that donated her unique dollhouse of 23 rooms, that she designed and decorated, to the Smithsonian Museum. In fact, she was recently retired from the Library of Congress, where in fact, she was more of an archivist than a librarian, and who no doubt had contacts to get her dollhouse into the Smithsonian, so her effort was really no big achievement.
The dollhouse she donated, never really made it to the museum, as it was no longer presentable, but the miniatures inside did, into a replica that the Museum paid for and had made for her in order to accept her dollhouse donation.
This book had promise, especially since it was written by the Smithsonian Curator, but it lost a great deal in execution. There are color photos along with black and white. There should have been a large overleaf, perhaps, one oversized color page of the whole house in order for the reader to delve into it. There is not.
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