Contemporary American Doll Artists and Their Dolls

Contemporary American Doll Artists and Their Dolls

by Kathryn Witt

Hardcover

$29.95

Overview

This book is the first by Collector Books to focus not only on dolls, but on the artists who created them. The book highlights 25 contemporary doll designers and their dolls, including Sue Sizemore (Kacinda), Anna Puchalski (limited edition Cocoa), Monica Reo (Alissa), Karen Williams Smith (The Promise), Kim Jelley (Blue Ice Faerie), Mary Ellen Frank (Lizzie and Oleanna), Marilyn Radzat (The Golden Faerie), and many more. Artist profiles are provided, which share the stories behind the creation of the dolls and the source of inspiration for the artists. Sections include healing and spirituality, history and heritage, storybook creatures and characters, Christmastide, needle arts, and more. Almost 200 beautiful color photographs make the book shine. 2004 values.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781574323795
Publisher: Collector Books
Publication date: 06/28/2004
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 8.74(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Kathryn Witt writes for numerous publications in the United States and the United Kingdom, including many of today's most popular doll magazines. She also writes for a wide variety of travel publications and frequently combines her interests in travel and in dolls during her treks. She is the author of more than 25 books for children, most recently of a series of six graded readers called 'Teegan's Travels.'

Table of Contents

Dedication4
Acknowledgments4
About the Author4
Foreword5
Introduction6
Healing and Spirituality8
Colleen Levitan9
Jean Lotz15
Marcia Dundore Wolter20
History and Heritage25
Mary Ellen Frank26
Mary Ellen Lucas31
Monica Reo36
Otherworld42
Karen Morley43
Anna D. Puchalski48
Marilyn Radzat53
Storybook Creatures and Characters59
Linnea Polk60
Mo'a Romig-Boyles65
Jamie Williamson70
September 1176
Jean Bernard77
Kim Jelley83
Karen Williams Smith89
Christmastide95
Cheryl and Deanna Brenner96
Lindy Evans102
Mary Masters108
Needle Arts114
Dru Esslinger115
Sherry Goshon120
Sue Sizemore126
Wellspring132
Cheri Hiers133
Gail Lackey138
Lorna Miller-Sands144
The Evolving Artist149

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