This book is a fresh look at the early Barbie dolls as "time capsules of the past" that mirror popular culture. The fashion trends, make-up and hairstyles of the 60s are beautifully embodied in these lovely photographs of vintage Barbie dolls. Actual ads for beauty products are shown to document the fashionable trends of the period. The author has done a wonderful job of pointing out the revolutionizing influences on the fashions and selecting dolls that perfectly embody the various styles, giving us a first hand look at the changing American dream. 425+ color photos plus some black & white. 192 pages.
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A unique look at America's favorite doll icon correlates fashion trends with the makeup and hairstyles that the Barbie doll wore between 1959 and 1971. A close inspection of the doll, rather than just her clothes, gives insight on how her face was painted, how her hair was styled and all of the influences that kept her a fashion statement during the changing beauty developments from the Kennedy era through the Mod 1960s. Interesting and informative, with fabulous photographs, Face of the American Dream will delight anyone who ever played with a Barbie doll, and for those who didn't, it is fun to read as a mass culture documentary about changing beauty trends.About the Author:
Christopher Varaste graduated from Syracuse University and worked as a producer on many television programs including the Tony Awards. His love of art led to SoHo where he was a director for several art galleries and served as a curator for many important retrospectives including Peter Max, famed Time/Life photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt, and the renowned fashion illustrator Rene Gruau. He has had shows of his own works at View Monde Gallery and has written and directed two off-Broadway plays. Presently he divides his time between photography and screenwriting.
An introduction to designer Billy Boy inspired his interest in the Barbie doll. His dolls have appeared in magazines such as Miller's FashionDoll. He plans to continue photographing Barbie doll and friends!
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Descrizione libro Hobby House Press, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0875885462
Descrizione libro Hobby House Press, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110875885462