Where does one obtain Art worthy of Modern scenes? (see post below: "Acrylic table" for blank canvas)At the Gallery.
This is a difficult house to play with because the designers were seemingly overwhelmed with the glory of plastic. It is so scuptural that it's arrangements are limited even though it was planned to be limitless. I think it is interesting to have this design flaw. The design of the house is greater than the design of it's inhabitants, in fact dwarfing them. It is telling that the only multi color used in manufacturing furnishings for this house is in the art pieces for the walls. They mimiced Picasso and other contemporary artists and were realistic though miniature. This showed a respect for that aesthetic though the people were nondescript.(I will discuss how the characters were stereotyped, boys with baseball mitts, and girls with dish towels when I come to it on MyRealitty some time next spring).
At it's conception it was groundbreaking.I think it was a good 30 years before the Kleidescope house. For further posts on it go to http://Myrealitty.blogspot.com/ Imagingation House, CM
Update: what I think I am trying to express is about the transition of focus from doll to house. Dolls used to be the
focus with individual and detailed features. Great attention was put on dressing them. Hair style is one of the reliable means of dating a doll because they were so accurate whether a wig or carefully braided porcelain..(The Thorne rooms are different as they were not made as a child's toy.) Here you can clearly see the change in balance of importance from doll to house at this stage of dollhouse development.
I would love watch how children play wih the current MOMA model to see if it is fun. Has anyone observed this yet? C