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Barbie: All Dolled Up: Celebrating 50 Years of Barbieby Jennie Damato
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"Balanced, funny, provocativeand#151;and most of all, important for anyone wanting to unand#173;derstand girlhood in America."and#151;E. Lockhart,and#160;New York Timesand#160;bestselling author ofand#160;We Were Liarsand#160;
Barbie just might be the most famous doll in the world. She has represented fifty different nationalities. Sheand#8217;s stepped into the always-fashionable shoes of more than one hundred twenty careers. She has been played with, studied, celebrated, and criticized for more than fifty years. And she has unquestionably influenced generations of girlsand#151;whether that influence has been positiveand#160;or negative depends on whom you ask.
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Acclaimed nonfiction author Tanya Lee Stone takes an unbiased look at how Barbie became the icon that she is.and#160;Part biographyand#151;both of the doll and of her inventor, Ruth Handlerand#151;and part exploration of the cultural phenomenon that is Barbie, The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie is filled with personal anecdotes, memories, and opinions from people of all ages. Featuring original color and black-and-white photographs, this book is for everyone who understands that weand#8217;re all living in a Barbie world.
"This is no mere Barbie book. This is a how-to manual about being a girl."and#151;Lauren Myracle,and#160;New York Timesand#160;bestselling author
* "Source notes, a bibliography, and lots of images, including an inset of color photos, add to an offering that pleases and intrigues." and#151;Booklist, starred review
"Barbie: All Dolled Up" is a dazzling celebration of the 50th anniversary of the iconic doll. Fully illustrated and featuring three-dimensional replicas of rare memorabilia, this unprecedented book brings Barbie to life in full-color.
Barbie™ All Dolled Up is a dazzling celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Barbie™ doll. Fully illustrated and featuring three-dimensional replicas of rare memorabilia, this unprecedented book truly brings Barbie to life in full-color, and fabulous style. With the full support of Mattel, the publication of All Dolled Up is a highlight among nationwide Barbie events and marketing initiatives being staged for the anniversary.
In five decades, the influence of Barbie on girls and the world of fashion has never faded. Now devoted collectors, baby boomers reminiscing about the dolls classic beauty, moms still dreaming of the pink Corvette of the 80s, and children just discovering her will relive the magic of Barbie through key eras in her development—her debut in 1959, the Mod Era of the late 60s, the big, bold 80s, the Totally Hair 90s, and up to today. Original doll packaging, Barbie comic books, designers sketches, and an official fan club membership card and welcome letter are among the rare Barbie ephemera that have been reproduced. The narrative combines historical detail with contributions from moms, daughters, and fashion celebrities including Diane Von Furstenburg, Christian Dior, Versace, Armani, Bob Mackie, and Vera Wang. Its Barbie dolls birthday and no one wants to be left out of the party!
About the Author
Jennie DAmato is a writer and editor whose byline has appeared in publications in England and the U.S., including Sunday Telegraph and Photography in New York. In 2003 she co-authored the book Fashion Icon: The Power and Influence of Graphic Design. DAmato grew up in England and currently resides in New York City.
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