Dolls' Houses

by Halina Pasierbska

Part of the Shire Library Series

Dolls' Houses Synopsis

The earliest known dolls' house was made in Bavaria in the mid-sixteenth century. Like most of those built in the following 250 years, it was designed not to be played with, but to be a perfect representation in miniature of a princely house, and to reflect the wealth of the owner. Although children began to play with dolls' houses during the eighteenth century, they remained primarily made for adults. It was only in the nineteenth century that they finally also became children's toys. This book outlines the history of these intriguing little buildings, with illustrations of some of the finest examples ever created.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780747805014
Publication date: 1st April 2000
Author: Halina Pasierbska
Publisher: Shire Publications an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 40 pages
Categories: Antique furniture / furniture collecting, Toys: making & decorating,

About Halina Pasierbska

Halina Pasierbska has worked for the Victorian and Albert Museum since 1969, spending thirteen years at the National Art Library before in 1982 she transferred to the Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood. There she became involved in the study of developmental toys, in 1988 setting up the Learing Toys Gallery, which she has since revised.

More About Halina Pasierbska

Share this book