Sunday, August 14, 2016

ELGIN PARK: Visual Memories of Midcentury America at 1/24th scale, by Michael Paul Smith and Gail K. Ellison

Michael Paul Smith and Gail K. Ellison recreate, in 1/24 scale (1/2 inch = 12 inches), midwest houses, streets and life from the 1920s onward, including Smith's own childhood home. Smith also provides instructions on how to build, how to create the right mood, and how to best photograph the scene. I am a miniatures collector and creator, and I have explored this world for most of my adult life. Elgin Park astounded me, it blew me away. This is a book to spend time with, to absorb one photo and one page at a time, and to keep around for years to come. I absolutely loved it!

(A page from Elgin Park demonstrates how amazing this book is.)

(I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.)

Perfect Paperback: 324 pages
Publisher: Animal Media Group LLC; 1st edition (June 24, 2015)
Language: English

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