Barbie Doll Photo Album 1959 to 2009
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Barbie® doll celebrates her fiftieth anniversary in 2009, and our author chronicles every one of those illustrious 50 years. From 1959 through 2009, the highlights of Barbie®, her family, and friends are documented in full-color photography with large, vivid photos capturing every detail of the dolls, shown mint in boxes with close-ups. Collectors of vintage Barbie® dolls will be just as thrilled with this book as those who prefer more recent releases as more than 1,000 unforgettable dolls are featured in over 1,200 breathtaking photos. Hundreds of dolls never shown in any other books are presented. Vintage rarities include pink box dolls from the 1990s and 2000s, as well as series dolls, and dolls based on animated movies. Of course, fans of Collector Editions will not be disappointed, as BFMC Silkstone Barbie® dolls, Holiday Barbie dolls, Dolls of the World, and designer dolls will also be among the many Limited Editions represented, culminating with the numerous 50th Anniversary Barbie® dolls and reproduction Barbie® dolls released in 2009. The current 2009 values, helpful identifications, and fun facts will delight and educate new collectors and advanced hobbyists alike in this truly indispensable tribute book. 2010 values.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #197433 in Books
- Published on: 2010-03-02
- Format: Illustrated
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 1.08" h x 8.76" w x 11.16" l, 3.82 pounds
- Binding: Hardcover
- 448 pages
- ISBN13: 9781574326253
- Condition: New
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About the Author
Michael Augustyniak started collecting Barbie and Ken dolls in 1988, and has attended 11 national Barbie Collector's Conventions since 1991. He earned his Bachelor's degree from Indiana University in 1992, with a double major in English and social studies. His love of writing and photography are reflected in his books. He is considered a leading authority on Barbie.
Simply the BEST Barbie book ever produced! BEAUTIFUL!!!!
With the title Barbie Doll Photo Album, I wasn't entirely sure what to expect from this book, but my hopes were high since anyone familiar with J. Michael Augustyniak's other tremendous Barbie doll books knows that his titles are must-haves in any doll reference library. When I received this ASTOUNDING 450-page hardcover book, I could NOT put it down as page after page fascinated me with the brilliant colors, HUGE photographs throughout (many photos fill the ENTIRE page), wonderful close-up photos, and fascinating information regarding identification, stock numbers, trivia, and values. The lay-out was absolutely the BEST, as the book, logically, follows Barbies "life" chronologically from 1959 all the way through Christmas Holiday Barbie 2009. The book features MANY, MANY vintage rarities in new-in-box condition never shown in any other doll books, and Augustyniak treats even the more recent years with the same respect given the vintage period: with countless dolls! Ken collectors will be ecstatic as no other book has ever shown so many Ken dolls (Ken debuted in 1961 and is shown continuously through the book), and the other Barbie friends and family members are also incredibly-well represented. The great charm of this book is that the most advanced collectors as well as those just beginning collecting will find this book impossible to put down, as this visual history of Barbie through the last 50 years is simply as lovely as the doll! I would give this book a PERFECT rating, especially since I would have expected to pay far more than $29.95 for a book of this size and value!
best Barbie book ever!
This book has the best Barbie doll photos! I love the large photos and the close-ups. The dolls are orangized by year, which is great. Barbie is together with her friends. It is my new favorite Barbie doll book.
Barbie photo album
Great book with very informative photos of each type barbie and dates when issued. J. Michael Augustyniak has great books at a great value. Even better than this book is his 2008 book called Barbie doll Collector's Editions. Highly recommend both books.