Architecture in miniature: the 300-year history of the dollhouse

• Architecture in miniature: the 300-year history of doll houses

To date, most of the toys and, in particular, doll houses made of plastic. But just a few decades ago, they were real works of art. Relatively recently in an American museum opened an exhibition of stunning houses for dolls, which display the 300-year history of the architecture of a particular time period.

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Dollhouse 1760.

The National Building Museum in Washington, DC (National Building Museum), an exhibition titled "Little History: The house in the doll house" (Small Stories: At Home in a Dollhouse). The museum has on display vintage and modern doll houses, which can be traced to the architectural features of buildings 300 years ago.

Architecture in miniature: the 300-year history of the dollhouse

Dollhouse in expanded form (1760).

Architecture in miniature: the 300-year history of the dollhouse

Dollhouse late-Victorian era in 1890: Amy Miles House.

The collection arrived in Washington from the British Museum Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood in London. The collection includes 12 doll houses that show 12 historical epochs. When looking at the exhibits, striking thoroughness and accuracy of miniature houses. Wizard of times past with amazing accuracy handed style interiors of the time.

Architecture in miniature: the 300-year history of the dollhouse

A Doll's House of the late period of the Victorian era in 1890: Amy Miles House.

Architecture in miniature: the 300-year history of the dollhouse

Villa for dolls 1935: Whiteladies House.

The collection can be seen at home, from the era of King George and ending with holiday villas of our time. The height of houses reaches only 40 cm. The visitors can use the buttons next to each exhibit, and listen to the information on the establishment of a house and its architectural features.

Architecture in miniature: the 300-year history of the dollhouse

Doll high-rise in 1960: Jenny's Home.

Architecture in miniature: the 300-year history of the dollhouse

A Doll's House the end of the 1980s - 1990s. : Hopkinson House.

Architecture in miniature: the 300-year history of the dollhouse

A Doll's House in 2001: Kaleidoscope House.