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In Miniature Read ê 104 ☆ Bestselling award winning writer Simon Garfield returns with an enthralling investigation of humans’ peculiar fascination with small things—and what small things tell us about our larger world“Simon Garfield is an exuberant truffle hound of the recondite and delightful factoid” — Sunday Times LondonSimon Garfield writes We enjoy as children invest us with a rare power at a young age conferring on us a taste of adult sized authority For some the desire to play with small things becomes a desire to make small things We live in a vast and uncertain world and controlling just a tiny scaled down part of it restores our sense of order and worthAs it explores flea circuses microscopic food ancient tombs and the Vegas Strip In Miniature changes the way we perceive our surroundings encouraging all of us to find greatness in the smallest of thing. A charming informative piece of nonfiction with some big ideas about some very tiny objects Simon Garfield takes us on a delightful tour of some of the world’s most fascinating miniatures and the places they occupy in history While Garfield gives us thorough and often humorous object based descriptions of the miniatures he features he also gives us something else that is of greater importance The contextualist perspective on why these objects were made the importance they held and of course why they were so appealing in miniature form Garfield gives us both the macro and the micro of the aforementioned appeal of miniatures why does the concept of the miniature appeal to us in general and why were some of the items discussed in the book specifically singled out for such treatmentParticularly compelling were the sections on England’s Playrooms Dollhouses Las Vegas and Germany’s Tiny Chairs though every section in the book is well done I have no real complaints about the book all positive save for one tiny thing I wish Garfield hadn’t made reference to Jessie Burton’s novel The Miniaturist which dealt with one of my favorite pieces of Dutch art and was in my opinion an extremely poor effort on the topic I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review

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Bestselling award winning writer Simon Garfield returns with an enthralling investigation of humans’ peculiar fascination with small things and what small things tell us about our larger world“Simon Garfield is an exuberant truffle hound of the recondite and delightful factoid” Sunday Times LondonSimon Garfield writes books that shine a light on aspects of the everyday world in order to reveal the charms and eccentricities hiding in plain sight around us After beguiling fans with books about everything from typogr. Wasn't sure what to expect when I decided to read this having long been fascinated with things originally large that are then made small It starts with the Eiffel tower where for the first time from a great height looked down on a world made small The tower would also be the inspiration for the popularity of the souvenir Divided into chapters one is treated not only to some trivia but an interesting history lesson pertaining to the subject Small villages popular in England some still visited during our current time Road America in Pennsylvania which I have visited The exuisitely decorated and designed miniature room at the Art Institute in Chicago The popularity of the flea circus They live off me and I live off them Prof William Hecklers fleas at Hubert's Museum on West 42nd StreetThe reasons for some of the miniatures made such as slave ships made to show how terrible these ships were Toy trains popular with Rod Stewart and Neil Young Young started his hobby to have something he could share with his son who was born severely disabled Just fascinating this book includes so much and is wonderfully presented uite an interesting readARC from Edelweiss

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In MiniatureAphy to time from historic maps to the color mauve he’s found his most delightful topic yet miniaturesTiny Eiffel Towers Platoons of brave toy soldiers A doll’s house created for a ueen Diminutive crime scenes crafted to catch a killer Model villages and miniscule railways These are just a few of the objects you will discover in the pages of In Miniature Bringing together history psychology art and obsession Garfield explores what fuels the strong appeal of miniature objects among collectors modelers and fans The toys. In Miniature How Small Things Illuminate the World by Simon Garfield is a book I reuested from NetGalley and the review is voluntary I am one of the millions of people that love miniaturesThis book talks about why people like them the history the types and examples I loved looking at all the various types From models cars train towns planes houses and ships to microminiature art in the head of a sewing needle Mini books art food people towers and so much Lots of pictures and informative history along the way They even talk about miniature dogs Yes I have those too I even own a Smart car Great book