The Art of the Miniature: Small Worlds and How to Make Them (Paperback)  by Jane Freeman (Author)

For anyone who adores the art of creating small things, The Art of the Miniature provides a treasure trove of practical techniques and ingenious approaches. In this captivating guide, noted artist Jane Freeman shows readers, step by step, how to use modified kit components, and found and handmade objects to create intensely detailed miniature constructions.

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Book Description
For anyone who adores the art of creating small things, The Art of the Miniature provides a treasure trove of practical techniques and ingenious approaches. In this captivating guide, noted artist Jane Freeman shows readers, step by step, how to use modified kit components, and found and handmade objects to create intensely detailed miniature constructions. Readers will learn the entire process of creating a miniature room, structure, or landscape, from selecting a container to choosing the subject, approach, and style. Page after page of wonderful, full-color examples display painstakingly accurate "portraits" of interiors and buildings (such as a Hollywood studio and a trendy New York City retail store), imaginary opera sets (Don Giovanni and The Magic Flute) and even the studios of famous artists (van Gogh and Matisse), providing readers with hundreds of unique ideas for making and adapting found objects to meet the needs of their own miniature projects. The book also features the inspirational work of several other leading miniatures artists, including Susan Leopold, David Levinthal, Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs, and Alan Wolfson. Packed with scores of tested tips, no-fail techniques, and expert pointers, The Art of the Miniature is sure to be a never-ending source of inspiration for dollhouse hobbyists, miniatures collectors, and fine artists everywhere.

About the Author
Jane Freeman began her career as a painter but has made her reputation as a master miniaturist. She has created over 200 pieces in several ongoing series and also designs works for corporate and private collectors. She contributes regularly to Dollhouse Miniatures magazine, and her work has been featured in many other magazines and newspapers including the New York Times. She lives in New York City.