Tuesday, December 2
The Paper Doll's House of
Miss Sarah Elizabeth Birdsall Otis,
(Thames & Hudson, 2014)
In 1884 the remarkable Miss Birdie Otis, aged twelve, made an extraordinary paper doll's house in the form of a book. Full of period charm, but also of distinct appeal to a modern taste and sensibility, the album's exquisite collaged rooms and tiny accessories are true works of art.
This rare find - presented with press-out dolls and costumes from the original collection - showcases an astonishingly daring, innate artistry, and is guaranteed to appeal to adults and children alike.
ERIC BOMAN is a photographer and writer, whose work has appeared in Vogue, Vanity Fair, and The World of Interiors. Swedish-born, he has worked in London, Paris, and New York. He currently divides his time between New York and Long Island. His previous publications include Blahnik by Boman (2005) and Rare Birds of Fashion: The Irreverent Iris Apfel (2007).