THORNE, JW: Miniature Rooms: American Rooms and European Rooms Including a Chinese and Japanese Interior (2 volumes)

Thorne, Mrs. James Ward. Miniature Rooms: American Rooms and European Rooms Including a Chinese and Japanese Interior (2 volumes). Art Institute of Chicago, 1980. Unmarked. Good. Paperback. (#31112) $15.00

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Two volumes: (1) American Rooms (37 rooms). (2) European Rooms including a Chinese and Japanese Interior (31 rooms). Art Institute of Chicago stickers on the back of each volume.

The Thorne Miniature Rooms enable one to glimpse elements of interiors from the late 13th century to the 1930s and furnishings from the 17th century to the 1930s. Painstakingly constructed on a scale of one inch to one foot, these fascinating models were conceived by Mrs. James Ward Thorne of Chicago and constructed between 1932 and 1940 by master craftsmen according to her specifications. Black and white plates in both volumes.

COHEN, S: Gardens of Eternal Spring: Two Newly Conserved Seventeenth-Century Mughal Carpets in The Frick Collection

Book cover. Gardens of Eternal Spring: Two Newly Conserved Seventeenth-Century Mughal Carpets in The Frick CollectionCohen, Steven; Kajitani, Nobuko. Gardens of Eternal Spring: Two Newly Conserved Seventeenth-Century Mughal Carpets in The Frick Collection. Frick Collection, 2006. ISBN: 9780912114323. Unmarked text. Very Good. Paperback. (#31104) $30.00

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Color illustrations. Two essays. 40p.

Catalog for a special installation: May 10, 2005 to August 14, 2005.

Henry Clay Frick purchased these two carpets in 1918 as furnishings for his New York home. After a nearly four-year restoration by preeminent textile conservator Nobuko Kajitani, they were displayed for the first time as works of art in their own right.

WOOD TURNING CENTER: Enter the World of Lathe-turned Objects

Wood Turning Center. Enter the World of Lathe-turned Objects. York Graphic Services, 1997. ISBN: 0965196615. Unmarked text. Corner crease on cover. Good. Paperback. (#31098) $12.00

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This 146-page, full-color book shows over 180 lathe-turned objects by over 100 international artists and includes descriptions of the objects and information about the artists. Turning is a machining process used to make cylindrical parts in which the cutting tool moves in a linear fashion while the workpiece rotates. Commonly performed with a lathe, turning reduces the diameter of a workpiece to a specified dimension and produces a smooth part finish.

Beautifully illustrated. The first complete catalogue of the Wood Turning Center’s permanent collection.