The irresistible Gilded Age collages…will fascinate a future decorator.
If Mrs. Edey had followed the path suggested by her dream home, she might have become an interior designer whose style was elegant, playful and scaled for drama.
— The New York Times
Take a vibrant tour of a remarkable doll's house made in 1884 by the titular preteen aesthete. Marvel at the joyful detail of the furniture, clothes, and accoutrements, all crisply preserved in Boman's photos.
— Entertainment Weekly
Eric Boman has created a winning small world…Otis's dollhouse…has a great deal of charm, which is captured in photos that show that its creator had a strong sense of color and chose pieces and shapes that were often not to scale, creating amusingly askew proportions.
Captures pop-out playfulness.
— The New York Times Style Magazine
More than just a fantasy house with fantasy inhabitants…This adorable collector's item has more than the usual figure drawings and paintings one might find in a typical paper doll book.
— New York Journal of Books
Nothing short of remarkable. All of [Sarah Elizabeth Birdsall Otis's] paper creations have been well preserved and beautifully photographed by the author.
— Smart Books for Smart Kids
A lovely example of art, color and imagination…A great book for the young reader and/or adult[s].
— Portland Book Review
Anyone who cherishes their paper doll days will love the meticulous conservatory, the pastel dressing room, the two nurseries, the sitting rooms…As young children thumb through the pages, they can engage in open-ended play and do so while learning all about what life looked like in the 1800s.
— The Picture Book Depot
Eric Boman is a photographer and writer, whose work has appeared in Vogue, Vanity Fair, and House & Garden. His publications include Rare Bird of Fashion: The Irreverent Iris Apfel. He lives in New York.