Tag Archives: Miniatures

1789: The Bastilles Made from the Bastille

Pierre-François Palloy owned one of the largest building firms in Paris when the Bastille fell on July 14, 1789, and, after some debate over the fate of the prison that had come to symbolize tyranny in the city, he acquired … Continue reading

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2007: The Doll House

In 2005 I acquired the use of a farmhouse, abandoned in the late 60’s. The house was located near Sinclair Manitoba on highway #2. For over 18 months ( – winter) I re-shingled the roof with recycled shingles and restored … Continue reading

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2014: Homesick

A still from Hrair Sarkissian’s video Homesick (2014), in  which he destroys a scale model of the apartment building in Damascus in which he grew up and where his parents still live.

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2013: The 387 Houses of Peter Fritz

Austrian insurance clerk Peter Fritz constructed these model buildings in the 1950’s and 1960’s, working with cardboard, matchboxes, wallpaper scraps, and magazine pages. They were discovered by artist Oliver Croy in 1993 in a Berlin junk shop, each in a … Continue reading

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2014: Dumpster

Drew Leshko: Pop’s Not Dead (2014, I think)—from his series of miniature dumpsters, here.

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2013: 1989

Jojakim Cortis and Adrian Sonderegger create minuature versions of scenes from iconic photographs using scale models and other materials. The image above, for example—which might at first seem to be Charlie Cole’s famous picture of the “tank man” from the … Continue reading

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2016: Restoration

Conservation work begins on the model Enterprise from the original Star Trek series at the Smithsonian, 2016. “Our goal is to stabilize the model and return it to its appearance from August of 1967, during the filming of the episode … Continue reading

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