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Dollhouse & Miniature Dolls: 1840 to 1990 Hardcover – May 1, 2009

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing (May 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764332643
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764332647
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 1.1 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,216,873 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By M. Tubbs on May 28, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This wonderful resource book, featuring more than 525 color photos of over 1500 dolls, traces the history of commercially made miniature and dollhouse dolls - families, household help, community professionals, nationally costumed, and storybook characters over 150 years. Dolls made of wood, cloth, china, parian, all-bisque, painted-over bisque, paper, cardboard, plastic, rubber, composition, celluloid, and vinyl are pictured, many with dollhouse miniatures appropriate to their period. Special emphasis is given to the dolls and doll makers of the Great Depression, WWII, and the Baby Boomer Era, including many examples from Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan, Scandinavia, the United States, and elsewhere around the world. New research, some based on interviews with relatives and friends of mid-20th Century artisans, is featured throughout. The place of these dolls in their historical context is also explored to help explain how their fashions, hairstyles, and subjects evolved over a century and a half. A richly detailed bibliography will help guide collectors to source material on this delightful subject, both traditionally published and on-line. Current estimates of value accompany the photo captions to help collectors and dealers determine current market pricing. The wide range of dolls, manufacturers, and dollmakers discussed and pictured will make this an indispensable identification guide for all who cherish miniature dolls.
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For me this is a great source book because I am always looking for old doll house dolls and I also collect half dolls "tea cosy" dolls as we call them in Australia and it is great to have all the information on their makers etc.
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I have books that cover early dollhouse dolls but couldn't find one that went into detail about more modern dolls. This book does just that and it wonderful. Great pictures, interesting information and one of the best resources I've found.
Glad I found it.
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This is a thorough, well written book that deserves 5 stars, save for one very serious flaw, for which I blame the publisher, not the authors. It is not about dolls from 1840 to 1990, but dolls from the 1920's to 1990 - that's 70 years of coverage, not the 150 claimed. You will find a scant 15 pages (more like an introduction) of dolls made before the 20th century. At least one photo is of a recent reproduction in an incorrect garment - an odd slight, given that it is of a low brow china - the most commonly found of all early dollhouse dolls. . . All this book needs to rate 5 stars is an accurate title ("Dollhouse and Miniature Dolls of the 20th Century" and to swap the graphically appealing back photo with the front of the book, to rectify this. As it it is, however, it is a total waste of money for anyone who is looking for antique dolls, and a treasure for those who seek vintage.

What I do appreciate:

the quality of the photos, many of which are large and well staged.

The exceptional balance of text and photos. This book delivers for both casual interest and scholarly study

The inclusion of undressed as well as dressed dolls

Great variety - so long as your interest is in 20th century examples.
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By Jlong on November 12, 2015
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Great book! I recommend it to anyone interested in the history of doll house dolls.
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