Russian Fantasy: The Miniature Palace of Imagination and History
Foreword by Ahmed Al Thani
When Sally Wallace--an accomplished miniaturist for more than forty years--visited Moscow with her husband, she fell in love with the onion domes and architecture of St. Basil’s Cathedral and traveled home with the idea to recreate it in miniature. Now, in her new book A Russian Fantasy, Wallace takes readers on a tour of the miniature inspired by St. Basil’s, her most ambitious to date. Within these pages, photos show the detailed exterior which replicates the cathedral, a Russian Orthodox church in Red Square built in the sixteenth century, while the interior reveals an entirely original design, complete with a museum, a workshop, an astronomical observatory, and living quarters. A tribute to all of the artisans who contributed their work, this photo journal documents the elaborate craftsmanship that brings the miniature to life.
Sally Wallace is a miniaturist and author who has more than twenty miniatures in her home. She is best known for American Miniaturist, Dollhouse Miniatures, Dollhouse World, Miniaturas, and Miniature Collector. This is her fourth book.