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Theatre de la Mode: Fashion Dolls: The Survival of Haute Couture Paperback – September 1, 2002


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Palmer/Pletsch Publishing; Revised second edition edition (September 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0935278567
  • ISBN-13: 978-0935278569
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,188,917 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Edmond Charles-Roux is the author of Chanel: A Biography. She was editor-in-chief of French Vogue for 16 years. Herbert R. Lottman is the author of Albert Camus in New York and Man Ray's Montparnasse. Stanley Garfinkel is the author of video documentaries on Christian Dior, Roger Vivier, and the Theatre de la Mode. Nadine Gasc is the curator and head of the Fashion and Textile department of the Musée des Arts de la Mode in Paris.

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By "bighottuna65" on May 17, 2004
Format: Paperback
The color and lighting in most of the photographs is poor...I understand this is an 'art' book, but when I am looking for a specific design, if the picture is going to be no bigger than a business card, I would hope it would at least be a straight on shot done in good lighting. If you want that, this is NOT the book for you...check it out from the library, at least then your disappointment won't cost you 20 bucks.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By "purple1764" on November 25, 2002
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I,m absolutely delighted to see this book back in print as I ,ve been searching for itf for years. The enlarged photos give an even better view of the detail and workmanship in these tiny garments. IIt,s a lovely symbol of postwar renewal and optimism to be treasured always.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By S. Finch on April 15, 2007
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I went to the museum that owns this collection... the Maryhill Museum of Art in Washington State (About 2 hours outside Portland, OR). The photos don't do these creations justice I must say. The details on such a tiny scale are truely amazing! I've been meaning to get this book, its been on my wish list forever. I ended up getting it at the museum for full price, but it was worth it!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Music Lover from Wisconsin on January 5, 2004
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Whatever your interest that led you to this book, you must purchase it. You'll find yourself studying this book from cover to cover, over and over. The little dolls and their story are mesmerizing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Christina Larkin on April 11, 2007
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I saw an article about these dolls, that had a few tantalizing photos. I am so glad I found this catalog of the show. The fashions are presented on 29" dolls, in a theater setting, and there are so many of them, I have to keep going back to look again. The story behind their creation is equally interesting.
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