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In miniature : how small things illuminate the world / Simon Garfield.

Garfield, Simon (author.).
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  • 4 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 1501199587
  • ISBN: 9781501199585
  • Physical Description: xi, 323 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
  • Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2019.

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General Note:
Originally published in Great Britain in 2018 by Canongate Books Limited.--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-312) and index.
Summary, etc.:
Bringing together history, psychology, art, and obsession, Garfield explores what fuels the strong appeal of miniature objects among collectors, modelers, and fans. The toys 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 worth.
Subject: Miniature objects > Social aspects.
Models and modelmaking.

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