ON THE COVER: “Palazzo,” by
New Yorker Charles Stevenson, is a 1:12 scale creation inspired
by the 1971 film “The Garden of the Finzi-Continis”
by Italian director Vittorio De Sica. As Charles confesses,
“I travel to places I’ve never been through
the creation of miniature houses that exist only in my imagination.”
That imagination extended to seeing this palace emerging
from a humble birdcage. For more of this avian architecture,
see May Brawley Hill’s profile on page 57.
30 The Art Scene by Jane Freeman
Part I: Museums and Galleries
32 Food From Thought by Anne Day Smith
Philippa Todd is a mini-food philosopher.
34 Mission Statement by Fran Casselman
A primer on the first truly American style of furniture
43 Not Just a Trick of the Light by Amy Marshall
Tim Kraft blends engineering and art in miniature lighting.
46 Touching Hearts Around The World by Penny Herbst
The Story of St. Hilary’s Miniature Church
54 African Americans in Miniature by Martha Puff
A tribute to Black History Month
57 Architectural Flights of Fancy by May Brawley Hill
Charles Stevenson’s art began with the purchase of
22 Matters of the Heart by Joann Swanson
A valentine gift shop to build and enjoy
38 Make Working 1:12-Scale Mission-Style Lamps by Fran
She wrote the primer; here are her lamps to read it by.
40 Creating 1/4”-Scale Mission-Style Furniture by
It’s a small-scale bedroom suite.
50 Gardening In Miniature by Janit Calvo
How to use real plants in convincing scale.