The Ultimate Doll Book

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Dorling Kindersley, 1993 - Antiques & Collectibles - 160 pages
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A magnificent celebration of dolls--from the wooden poupard and peg dolls of the 18th century, through the European bisque dolls, to Raggedy Ann and Barbie. Includes step-by-step advice on collecting, caring for, and repairing different types of dolls. Over 500 full-color photos.

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Ultimate Doll Book

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Dolls have had a major role in domestic life for centuries. In addition to being children's toys, they reflect the various cultures, lifestyles, and customs of any given civilization. This ... Read full review

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This was probably mostly written for collectors, and although I'll never be a doll collector, my recent interest in toy and dollmaking made me check this one out from the library. It was really fascinating as a history of the last three to four hundred years of doll making. Read full review

Contents

Fancy Glazed China Heads
44
Fancy Untinted Bisque Heads 4 8
50
Developments in Body Types
56
Lady with Wooden Body
62
German Marks of Distinction
68
Lady Betty Modish
74
Bisque Baby Dolls
80
Massproduced Bisque Dolls
86
The Changing Face of Barbie
116
Baby and Toddler Dolls 12 2
122
New Doll Ideas
128
Chinese Dolls
134
Unusual Dolls
140
A Master Dollmaker
146
Rag Dolls 88
158
Copyright

Modern Dolls
110

About the author (1993)

Goodfellow is Curator of Dolls and Toys at the Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood, London.

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