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Dolls of the Art Deco Era 1910-1940: Collect, Restore, Create and Play Paperback – February, 2004

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Susanna Oroyan is the author of four other books on dollmaking. She has created over 500 dolls since 1972 and has appeared on HGTV's Carol Duvall Show. She lives in Eugene, OR.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: C&T Publishing (February 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1571202234
  • ISBN-13: 978-1571202239
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #515,845 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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For those of us who admire, collect, make and renovate 1920s and 20s-inspired art dolls, Susanna Oroyan has written a thoughtful volume focusing on boudoir dolls from the Art Deco period. Although the topic is covered better visually in another of my favorites, "The Magic and Romance of Art Dolls" by Stephanie Farago, the strength of this book is in Oroyan's excellent research, writing and wonderful storytelling ability. Her fresh and fun-loving writing style shines in this book (the illustrative drawings also are quite good.)
Unlike her other fine books, which focus more directly on the art, design and mechanics of doll-making, this book is a loving tribute to a period, aesthetic and style of doll that she very much values, appreciates and knows well. And for that we can be thankful, as Oroyan has contributed so largely to the doll-making world, with her vision, her instruction, and her art.
Highly recommended as another fine book to add to the resource library of "students of the doll."
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there is no other book that gives so much information on bed dolls called boudoir dolls. This is like a "bible" for doll collectors. You do not need another book if you have this one.
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One of the premier doll makers of our time. Funny, Excellent, takes your doll maker mind and s t r e a c h e s it in a delightful manner......... Get all of her doll making books.... you will read them over and over and over. makes my fingers itch just thinking about this lady and her enormous talent..... She shows you how! Wonderful! Every doll maker should own Susan O's books.
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There is something here for anyone interested in these wonder and slightly decadent dolls! Experienced doll makers will appreciate the authors careful examination of the various styles of doll, and love the final project where they get to try this out on their own doll. Doll collectors will find the cataloging system used of value, and the hints on repairing and restoring these beauties will have reborners expanding their horizons.
As usual, the photography is wonderful, so much eye candy, and all of it relevant to the subject. I purchased this on a whim, and have been totally enchanted, as always, by Ms Oroyans style and approach and her encyclopedic knowledge of her subject. Even if you never make one of these dolls, the book is a pleasure to read and look at.
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In Dolls Of The Art Deco Era, dollmaker Oroyan provides a survey of the history, makers and collectible items of the art deco era, providing both a step-by-step set of instructions for reproducing the style of doll popular in the era and covering the history of dollmaking during the era, and restoration techniques after. Packed with ideas crafts and collectors alike will appreciate.
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I'm a doll maker. Susanna Oroyan's books inspired me to start making dolls. So, naturally I am interested in all her books. I find it fascinating to see dolls from all eras. This book is part of my reference library.
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This book is top of the line. Everything I have seen by Susanna Oroyan is wonderful. I now have all 4 of her books.
I wish she could still be with us to produce more. I bought one for me and one as a gift for my friend.
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a real authentic and easy way to understand and MAKE dolls.
mrs.Oroyan must be a magician to write so many books,so variabile & so full of culture & reserch that is related to the art, craft, etc...
the book is reach, easy and wonderfull for the dollmaker! even
for the beginer! [...]
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