I was a huge Barbie fan growing up. As a child my family never bought us "real" Barbies, we got a lot of "fakes". You know the dollar store type dolls but I loved Barbie. There was nothing like her and I was so jealous of my friends who had Barbies. Oddly enough; fast forward to 2005 when my baby girl was born. I started a nice, little collection of Barbie dolls for when she was old enough to play with them. SHE NEVER WAS INTO THEM! UGH. This book will be with me forever.
Barbie Forever: Her Inspiration, History, and Legacy (epic ink, September 24, 2019, $40.00 US), by author and historian Robin Gerber, presents a detailed, full-color portrait of this beloved doll through all-new interviews, original sketches, vintage photos, advertisements, a foldout timeline, and much more.
Barbie Forever explores how the doll came to be, what it takes to create one of her many looks, and how her legacy continues to influence the world. Since her debut in 1959, Barbie has been breaking boundaries and highlighting major moments in art, fashion, and culture. She has been an interpreter of taste and style in every historic period she has lived through and has reflected female empowerment through the more than 200 careers she has embodied. Today, celebrating 60 years as an international icon, Barbie continues to spark imaginations and influence conversations around the world.
I loved reading about Barbies start! Over my 53 years I knew a little history of Barbie but this is such a great collection of "everything Barbie".
Check this out! So friggin' cool!
A real photo of me looking at my friend's Barbies with envy! (NOT a real photo)
There are so many photos in this large book. Anyone who loves Barbie will love this book! It is perfect for coffee tables and makes me wish I had one to display it on. However, it will forever sit on my bookcase and I will take it down every now and again to look at the pictures.
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