The Resource Art in scale : Barbara Marshall and the Fine-Scale Miniature Movement, Laura S. Taylor

Art in scale : Barbara Marshall and the Fine-Scale Miniature Movement, Laura S. Taylor

Label
Art in scale : Barbara Marshall and the Fine-Scale Miniature Movement
Title
Art in scale
Title remainder
Barbara Marshall and the Fine-Scale Miniature Movement
Statement of responsibility
Laura S. Taylor
Title variation
Barbara Marshall and the Fine-Scale Miniature Movement
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Contributor
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Degree supervisor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Throughout time, humans have engaged with miniatures as a means of making sense of their world. For each generation and each culture, this phenomenon manifests in a way that meets the needs of its participants. This thesis explores one particular miniature development: a fine-scale art movement that flourished in the 1970s and the contributions of one of its patrons, Barbara Marshall. The origins of the contemporary fine-scale movement can be traced to three famous commissions in the early part of the twentieth century: Queen Mary's Dolls' House, the Colleen Moore Fairy Castle, and the Thorne Rooms. The creation of these miniature structures and room settings in the aftermath of World War I was an expression of preservation, nostalgia, and escapism. All three were displayed in public institutions and entered the public consciousness, setting a standard for fine-scale miniature work and inspiring artists of later decades. The fine-scale miniature movement of the 1970s developed in response to the social and cultural upheaval in the decades after World War II. Additionally, the Bicentennial in 1976 fueled a longing for the past and inspired a renewal of interest in handcrafting and Americana. Craft miniatures became a popular pastime, and a group of artists began to create museum-quality works that favored the replication of high decorative art or historically important artifacts. This movement would not have been possible without the support of patrons such as Barbara Marshall of Kansas City who valued detailed realism. Marshall amassed the largest and most comprehensive collection of contemporary fine-scale miniatures in the world. Her influence on the fine-scale miniature community was three-fold. She collected miniatures that met her personal aesthetic criteria, which in turn raised the standards of the artists. She commissioned artists to create their dream works, which allowed artists to explore the boundaries of their creativity. And, finally, she co-founded The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures. By placing her collection in an art gallery setting, she used the museum as medium to elevate contemporary fine-scale miniatures to art
Cataloging source
UMK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
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Taylor, Laura S.
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation note
(Department of Art and Art History).
Dissertation year
2016.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Kansas City,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Dunbar, Burton L.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Miniature craft
  • Art movements
Label
Art in scale : Barbara Marshall and the Fine-Scale Miniature Movement, Laura S. Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A thesis in Art and Art History."
  • Advisor: Burton Dunbar
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 152-155)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The origins of contemporary fine-scale miniatures -- The fine-scale miniature movement of the 1970s -- Building a fine-scale collection
Control code
983785694
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (159 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)983785694
System details
  • The full text of the thesis is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Art in scale : Barbara Marshall and the Fine-Scale Miniature Movement, Laura S. Taylor
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A thesis in Art and Art History."
  • Advisor: Burton Dunbar
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 152-155)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The origins of contemporary fine-scale miniatures -- The fine-scale miniature movement of the 1970s -- Building a fine-scale collection
Control code
983785694
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (159 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)983785694
System details
  • The full text of the thesis is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web

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