500 Handmade Dolls: Modern Explorations of the Human Form

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Contemporary and unique, these handmade creations range from representational to abstract, from skillful realism to provocative surrealism—and they’re made from every conceivable material, including beads, gourds, and polymer clay. Juror Akira Blount, a pioneer in the “art doll” movement, incorporates vines, twigs, and carved wood in her fabric dolls; with their expressionless faces and closed eyes, they appear absorbed by inner worlds. Dutch artist Marlaine Verhelst’s porcelain designs seem to have sprung ...
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Overview

Contemporary and unique, these handmade creations range from representational to abstract, from skillful realism to provocative surrealism—and they’re made from every conceivable material, including beads, gourds, and polymer clay. Juror Akira Blount, a pioneer in the “art doll” movement, incorporates vines, twigs, and carved wood in her fabric dolls; with their expressionless faces and closed eyes, they appear absorbed by inner worlds. Dutch artist Marlaine Verhelst’s porcelain designs seem to have sprung straight from a medieval painting. Chris Chomick’s strange and slightly scary figures feature amazing detail and elaborate costumes. Dollmakers, crafters, collectors, and anyone who loves beautiful objects will love the amazing diversity showcased here.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579908676
  • Publisher: Lark Books NC
  • Publication date: 11/1/2007
  • Series: 500 Series
  • Pages: 396
  • Sales rank: 616,720
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2008

    500 Handmade Dolls

    This book shows a wonderful variety of doll figure creations. Some are primitive,some humorous, some flamboyant, some ethereal, some spiritual, some should be sculptured in marble, all are so original. J. Condon

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2007

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    A local Atlanta Artist is featured in this intersting book of handmade dolls from around the world. She has been featured on HGTV in the past. She is also making one of a kind hand painted leather purses. I purchased one of the bags from Veruca in midtown.

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