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THE PAPER DOLL'S HOUSE OF MISS SARAH ELIZABETH BIRDSALL OTIS, AGED TWELVE. Eric Boman. Thames and Hudson Ltd, London, 2014. Published in the U.S.A. by Thames and Hudson Inc., New York. 80 pp. with 50 ills. 27 x 22 cm. ISBN 9780500650417 In English.
This title is offered as a special-order item. Publisher's description: In 1884, a remarkable twelve-year-old girl made a paper doll's house. While these were fashionable enough at the time, they were usually drawn and painted. Miss Sarah Elizabeth Birdsall Otis, however, chose the medium of collage: scraps of wallpaper, gilded trim, colored in cutouts of furniture, and engravings from mail-order catalogs, all glued down unselfconsciously in book form with no regard for scale or realism. What makes the album so special is its creator's stunning, innate artistry. She also populated her house with paper dolls, their delightful cutout costumes preserved in envelopes marked with the names of the characters and their accessories stored in paper squares marked "Hats and Bonnets" or "Umbrellas and Parasols." Eric Boman's photographs capture Miss Otis's vivid fantasy world in all its quirky splendor. Exploring the household, from the conservatory, parlor, and library to the dining room and bedrooms, the images portray a domain of astonishing color and aesthetic daring.
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Plans: 70
Worldwide Number: 161514
Hardcover $30.00t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title) nota bene: See Comment Above.

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