Children's Playhouses
Plans and Ideas
by Tina Skinner

Softcover
215 x 280mm
160pp

Published by Schiffer Publishing, West Chester, Pennsylvania USA

R.R.P.$39.90

ISBN 0-7643-1416-5

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Extract from back cover of book:

This is the first and only book of its kind, picturing hundreds of colorful, creative children's playhouses, from fancy Victorian ladies to neo-classical creations, all built in adolescent scale. Half a dozen of the nation's (USA) leading manufacturers are profiled, with both inside and outside images of their creations. Their works vary from the wildly colorful to the scale-model imitations of Mom and Dad's home, from all-askew assemblies of antiques and found objects to a sleek, abstract nautilus designed for a charitable fund-raiser.

For the do-it-yourselfer, plans and blueprints for half a dozen homes are provided, as well as images with plenty of fodder for creating something exquisitely new and unique. This is a dream book for parents and their little pals to pour over, with more than 200 beautiful images to spark imaginations of young and old alike.

Note: Some American building methods may not be compatible with Australian Standards.

Photos: Colour

Units of Measurement: Imperial

Contents

Introduction

For Fun and Fundraising
A gallery of artfully designed projects for the Delaware Art Museum's Fun at Play gala and auction

Building to Help the Abused
First they helped disadvantaged children, now we share the blueprints for a few fancy raffle prizes
- Bank
- Cafe
- Town Hall
- Cottage
- Firehall

Do-it-Yourself
Starter projects for someone who wants to create their own backyard play place
- "Play" House
- American Gothic
- Picnic Table

Builder Profiles
Expert builders in the children's world show off their wares
- Barbara Butler
- Custom Playhouses
- Katelyn's Kastles
- Lilliput Play Homes
- Little Mansions
- Storybook Playhouses

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