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In Miniature mobi Ô Hardcover Õ moneyexpresscard ´ 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 delighWe 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 fun fact filled book including photographsI won a copy of this book during a Goodreads giveaway I am under no obligation to leave a review or rating and do so voluntarily So that others may also enjoy this book I am paying it forward by donating it to my local library

eBook Å In Miniature ç Simon Garfield

Aphy 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 Miniatures always inspire awe and wonder and Simon Garfield has turned his sharp focus on the world of miniatures in his latest offering In Miniature How Small Things Illuminate the WorldI've always admired the workmanship of modellers and creators of miniatures whether they be doll houses matchstick ships micro sculptures or tiny models In the 1990s I wore a treasured pendant that contained a grain of rice with my name on it The skill determination and creativity of miniature artists never ceases to amaze meSeeing ueen Mary's Dolls' House in 2012 was definitely a highlight and reading here about the process of inviting the country's best artisans to contribute to the house was illuminatingSimon Garfield covers some of my favourite topics in the world of miniatures here including Rod Stewart's famous model train collection the popularity of the YouTube micro cooking channel Miniature Space as well as the work of artists Slinkachu and Tatsuya Tanaka I also love the lead pencil sculptures and art in the eye of a needleThe clever cover design of this book is to be commended The hardcover image is complemented by the creative and eye pleasing partial dust jacket that transforms the image to make it look like an open box of matches Brilliant Having said that I wish the photographs inside had been in colour or at least of a better uality The ink on the black and white photographs came off onto my fingers while reading and given I read in a bed with white linen this was bad news In Miniature offers than an overview on the world of miniatures Garfield examines the world of miniatures in an essay writing style This meant that I dipped in and out of it sampling a chapter or at a time In Miniature is recommended reading for anyone interested in the world of miniatures Whether you're an aspiring artist or hobbyist creator a collector an enthusiast or just in awe of the work I think you'll enjoy this Copy courtesy of Allen Unwin

Simon Garfield ç In Miniature kindle

In MiniatureBestselling 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 Glorious history of all things tiny and since I come from a long line of collectors this book was very appealing to me My husband has a fascination with railroads and collects the train sets villages and miniatures that go with it so he enjoyed the book as well When I was younger I collected and even made doll furniture to go with an old wooden doll house that I had as a child The author does a good job in explaining just what makes a person collect small things and the psychology behind it His history is very entertaining and I learned something new on each page I gave the book four stars because I wish it had photos