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The battle between Mattel, the makers of the iconic Barbie doll, and MGA, the company that created the Bratz dolls, was not just a war over best-selling toys, but a war over who owns ideas. When Carter Bryant began designing what would become the billion-dollar line of Bratz dolls, he was taking time off from his job at Mattel, where he designed outfits for Barbie. Later, back at Mattel, he sold his concept for Bratz to rival... more...

For the art enthusiast, the doll collector, as well as the casual reader, the world of Japanese dolls is a fascinating one. For centuries, Japanese doll artisans created spectacular works of art, invested with both significant cultural meaning and elemental beauty, encased in the deceptively simple body of a doll. In Japanese Dolls: The Fascinating World of Ningyo, Alan Scott Pate, the leading American expert on Japanese dolls,... more...

Well-known for her doll clothing, German designer Rosemarie Ionker now turns her creative hand to clothing today’s popular fashion dolls. Drawing on her background as a fashion student in Germany in the late 1950s and 1960s, Ms. Ionker has created a collection of patterns reflecting the prêt-a-porter styles of those days, which are now viewed as classics of fashion design. In this book she offers patterns for basic pieces from which seamstresses can... more...

Nostalgia isn't what it used to be. For many of us, modern memory is shaped less by a longing for the social customs and practices of the past or for family heirlooms handed down over generations and more by childhood encounters with ephemeral commercial goods and fleeting media moments in our age of fast capitalism. This phenomenon has given rise to communities of nostalgia whose members remain loyal to the toys, television, and music... more...

Early American makers such as Grey Iron, H.B. Toys, Metal Cast, and Premier rise through the ranks of this specialized volume while thousands of troops fall in for inspection and identification.


Book annotation not available for this title. Title: Fashion Doll Wardrobe Author: Archer, Robert Publisher: Reverie Pub Co Publication Date: 2002/08/01 Number of Pages: Binding Type: PAPERBACK Library of Congress:

The Doll Scene Brigitte Coovert lives in Florida and is the founder of Zombuki, a beautiful series of exclusive customized dolls. Zombuki comes from the fusion of the words zombie and kabuki, a concrete style of traditional Japanese theater characterized by dramatic and elaborate makeup on the actors. Her work has been featured in publications and art galleries, including the... more...

You don’t have to be a doll maker…if you craft and sew, you’ll love learning how to create a whimsical fairy, an impish elf, or a sweet pincushion girl. All four projects have head-to-toe instructions for fabric sculpting, expressive faces, perfect hair, cute clothes, and an abundance of accessories. Every captivating detail of your keepsake doll will be appreciated for years to come. A charming gallery of variations will inspire you to add... more...

Famed the world over for their intricate beauty, Japanese dolls (ningyo) have played an important role in that country's culture. This first comprehensive book on antique Japanese dolls published in English focuses on the five main categories of dolls-gosho palace dolls, hina girl's day dolls, musha boy's day dolls, isho costume dolls, and theatrical dolls-made during the Edo period (1615-1868) when ningyo culture was at its peak. Features an extensive... more...

This fun, affordable and fact-filled guide allows you to bask in the beauty of Barbie, while providing details to help you identify and assess the value of the dolls in your collection, or those you dream about owning. &break;&break;The perfect size to use at shops, garage sales, and during online auctions, this guide contains fashion sets and nearly 50 years of the most valuable and collectible Barbie dolls.