Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9781787356498 Published December 2020 For sale in North America only
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Worlds in Miniature

Contemplating Miniaturisation in Global Material Culture

Edited by Jack Davy and Charlotte Dixon

Worlds in Miniature

Edited by Jack Davy and Charlotte Dixon

Distributed for UCL Press

206 pages | 34 halftones | 9 1/4 x 6 1/4
Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9781787356498 Published December 2020 For sale in North America only
Cloth $70.00 ISBN: 9781787356504 Published December 2020 For sale in North America only
Miniaturization is the creation of small objects that resemble larger ones, usually but not always for purposes different to those of the larger original object. Worlds in Miniature brings together researchers working across various regions, time periods and disciplines to explore the subject of miniaturization as a material culture technique. It offers original contributions to the field of miniaturization through its broad geographical scope, interdisciplinary approach, and deep understanding of miniatures and their diverse contexts.   
Beginning with an introduction by the editors, which offers a guide to studying and comparing miniatures, the following chapters include studies of miniature Neolithic stone circles on Exmoor, Ancient Egyptian miniature assemblages, miniaturization under colonialism as practiced by the Makah People of Washington State, miniature watercraft from India, miniaturized contemporary tourist art of the Warao people of Venezuela, and dioramas on display in the Science Museum. Interspersing the chapters are interviews with miniature-makers, including two miniature boat builders at the National Maritime Museum, Cornwall and a freelance architectural model maker. The interdisciplinary nature of the volume makes it suitable reading for anthropologists, historians, archaeologists, artists, and researchers in related fields across the social sciences.
 
Contents
1. What Makes a Miniature? An introduction Jack Davy and Charlotte Dixon 2. Exmoor’s minilithic enigma Douglas Mitcham 3. Miniaturisation in early Egypt Grazia A. Di Pietro 4. Miniaturisation among the Makah Jack Davy 5. Interview with Cliff Swallow and Pat Howard, boat model makers Cliff Swallow and Pat Howard with Charlotte Dixon 6. Miniaturising boats: the case of the Indian masula surf boat Charlotte Dixon 7. Composing Warao indigeneity and miniatures: A human-nonhuman working group Christian Sørhaug 8. A sense of scale: the miniaturisation of boats and maritime landscapes at the Science Museum London, 1925-1963 James Lyon Fenner 9. Interview with Henry Milner, architectural model maker Henry Milner with Jack Davy 10. Some Thoughts on the Measure of Objects Susanne Küchler
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