Tag Archives: Architecture

1963: Bauhaus Cake

Cake in the shape of the Bauhaus building in Dessau, Germany, served on the occasion of Walter Gropius’ 80th birthday, 1963. (source)

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1943: Miniature Mount Vernon

This miniature reproduction of  the West Parlor of George Washington’s Mount Vernon was crafted by Narcissa Niblack Thorne. The photo on the left shows the room being prepared for exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art in 1943. Thorne’s detailed … Continue reading

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2015: Under Construction

Anna Pantelia: from the series Recycle (2015) (source)

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1964: World’s Largest Miniature City

Built for the 1964 World’s Fair at a cost of $672,000 (about $5.3 million in 2017), the Panorama of New York City at the Queens Museum is  the world’s largest architectural model of a city. It includes about 895,000 miniature … Continue reading

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1991: Three Doors

Charles Matton: Boulevard Saint Germain (3 doors) (1991)

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1905: Doors

Vilhelm Hammershøi: Open Doors (1905)

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1929: The Metropolis of Tomorrow

Hugh Ferriss: Illustration from The Metropolis of Tomorrow (1929) (source)

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