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Dolls of the Art Deco Era, 1910-1940 Paperback – Feb 2004

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: C&T Publishing (February 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1571202234
  • ISBN-13: 978-1571202239
  • Product Dimensions: 27.3 x 21.5 x 0.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 522 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #44,314 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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For those of us who admire, collect, make and renovate 1920s and 20s-inspired art dolls, Susanna Oroyan has written a thoughtful volume focusing on boudoir dolls from the Art Deco period. Although the topic is covered better visually in another of my favorites, "The Magic and Romance of Art Dolls" by Stephanie Farago, the strength of this book is in Oroyan's excellent research, writing and wonderful storytelling ability. Her fresh and fun-loving writing style shines in this book (the illustrative drawings also are quite good.)
Unlike her other fine books, which focus more directly on the art, design and mechanics of doll-making, this book is a loving tribute to a period, aesthetic and style of doll that she very much values, appreciates and knows well. And for that we can be thankful, as Oroyan has contributed so largely to the doll-making world, with her vision, her instruction, and her art.
Highly recommended as another fine book to add to the resource library of "students of the doll."
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In Dolls Of The Art Deco Era, dollmaker Oroyan provides a survey of the history, makers and collectible items of the art deco era, providing both a step-by-step set of instructions for reproducing the style of doll popular in the era and covering the history of dollmaking during the era, and restoration techniques after. Packed with ideas crafts and collectors alike will appreciate.
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A beautiful book to just look at and enjoy. A few techniques are shown for completing and dressing the doll but mostly a book to drool over other artist's creations. I think I have all of Susanna Oroyan's books and love them all. Some of her other books go into alot more detail than this one but I am very glad to have this as well as the others.
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a real authentic and easy way to understand and MAKE dolls.
mrs.Oroyan must be a magician to write so many books,so variabile & so full of culture & reserch that is related to the art, craft, etc...
the book is reach, easy and wonderfull for the dollmaker! even
for the beginer! [...]
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa0e5a138) out of 5 stars 14 reviews
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa2c2fb7c) out of 5 stars Thoughtful, inspiring: Another Winner by Susanna Oroyan March 25 2004
By MzQd - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
For those of us who admire, collect, make and renovate 1920s and 20s-inspired art dolls, Susanna Oroyan has written a thoughtful volume focusing on boudoir dolls from the Art Deco period. Although the topic is covered better visually in another of my favorites, "The Magic and Romance of Art Dolls" by Stephanie Farago, the strength of this book is in Oroyan's excellent research, writing and wonderful storytelling ability. Her fresh and fun-loving writing style shines in this book (the illustrative drawings also are quite good.)
Unlike her other fine books, which focus more directly on the art, design and mechanics of doll-making, this book is a loving tribute to a period, aesthetic and style of doll that she very much values, appreciates and knows well. And for that we can be thankful, as Oroyan has contributed so largely to the doll-making world, with her vision, her instruction, and her art.
Highly recommended as another fine book to add to the resource library of "students of the doll."
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa2c2ffa8) out of 5 stars best info on boudoir dolls Sept. 16 2005
By David L. Martenson - Published on Amazon.com
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there is no other book that gives so much information on bed dolls called boudoir dolls. This is like a "bible" for doll collectors. You do not need another book if you have this one.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa13791ec) out of 5 stars Packed with ideas crafts and collectors alike will appreciat July 16 2004
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
In Dolls Of The Art Deco Era, dollmaker Oroyan provides a survey of the history, makers and collectible items of the art deco era, providing both a step-by-step set of instructions for reproducing the style of doll popular in the era and covering the history of dollmaking during the era, and restoration techniques after. Packed with ideas crafts and collectors alike will appreciate.
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
By Louise rosenfeld - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
a real authentic and easy way to understand and MAKE dolls.
mrs.Oroyan must be a magician to write so many books,so variabile & so full of culture & reserch that is related to the art, craft, etc...
the book is reach, easy and wonderfull for the dollmaker! even
for the beginer! [...]
HASH(0xa13795ac) out of 5 stars Inspirational and challenging March 13 2011
By Caroline M. Alexander - Published on Amazon.com
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There is something here for anyone interested in these wonder and slightly decadent dolls! Experienced doll makers will appreciate the authors careful examination of the various styles of doll, and love the final project where they get to try this out on their own doll. Doll collectors will find the cataloging system used of value, and the hints on repairing and restoring these beauties will have reborners expanding their horizons.
As usual, the photography is wonderful, so much eye candy, and all of it relevant to the subject. I purchased this on a whim, and have been totally enchanted, as always, by Ms Oroyans style and approach and her encyclopedic knowledge of her subject. Even if you never make one of these dolls, the book is a pleasure to read and look at.


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