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Hobbies and Crafts
Author: Sharon Korbeck
ISBN: 0873492617
Subcategory: Antiques & Collectibles
Pages 255 pages
Publisher Krause Pubns Inc; First Edition edition (August 1, 2001)
Language English
Category: Hobbies and Crafts
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 423
ePUB size: 1192 kb
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eBook The Best of Barbie: Four Decades of America's Favorite Doll download

by Sharon Korbeck


The Best Of Barbie book.

The Best Of Barbie book. This is a full-colour visual feast that novice and experienced collectors alike will treasure. Scattered throughout the book are trivia facts that test the reader's knowledge of this favourite doll. Plus, accompanying each photo is a handy identification and value info bar - facts readers need at a glance.

This is a full-colour visual feast that novice and experienced collectors alike will treasure.

This book captures a wide range of Barbie's - both through the years and through various conditions

Includes trivia, histories, complete descriptions, 300 magnificent color photos, and more than 1,200 price listings. This book captures a wide range of Barbie's - both through the years and through various conditions. As a collector, I find it helpful to see the less-than-perfect dolls. It gives me a far better understanding of different levels of grading.

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Featuring striking photographs and lively, insightful commentary and histories, The Best of Barbie is a full-color visual feast that novice and experienced collectors alike will treasure.Scattered throughout the book are trivia facts that test the reader's knowledge of America's favorite doll. Plus, accompanying each photo is a handy identification and value info bar - facts readers need at a glance.With complete descriptions, 300 magnificent color photos and more than 1,200 price listings, collectors, appraisers, buyers and fans will have the tools to identify the most influential Barbie Dolls including Barbie #1 Ponytail Style, Bubblecut Barbie, Barbie Fashion Queen, American Girl and many more.
Shezokha
I wanted to buy it not on kindle
Uleran
You don't have to be a serious collector to enjoy "The Book of the Century", THE BEST OF BARBIE. Ms. Korbeck and her photographer, Kris Kandler should be congratulated for capturing America's favorite doll through pictures and knowledge. If you only purchase one book on Barbie in your entire life, this is the one to get.
Editor, Dan Stearns, exhibits his enthusiasm throughout this dynamic collection of text, photos, and information. What makes this poetic tribute to Barbie so dynamic is the way each picture is carefully captured to show the Barbie Doll in a way never before seen. Simplicity and beauty are the only two words to describe its artistry.
Steve Hart AKA Steve Horwitz
Emmy Award Winner and Former Writer/Producer for National Public Radio
Yananoc
Reading that this is a collection of photographs of dolls in a Barbie museum, I was immediately excited. I expected to see photos of mint, museum-quality dolls. To my horror, when I received the book I discovered that what it contains is not museum quality but mediocre quality (at best). To have a full-page glossy color photo of a doll with an incorrect hairstyle and rubbed, flaking face paint is downright criminal! (Where are the Barbie police when you need them!) And to another reviewer's assertion that this will give you a better understanding of levels of grading, that would only be true if there was any acknowledgement that these dolls aren't mint. To me this is the most egregious error -- that nowhere is there any indication that these dolls are anything less than perfect examples. After all, they're in a museum, aren't they?

There are many books with glorious photos of mint Barbies. This is not one of them. There are also great books with detailed descriptions of how to grade a Barbie. This is also not one of those. If you know what a mint Barbie is supposed to look like, you'll just find this book sad. If you don't, don't mistakenly think you'll learn anything from this book -- except possibly how to make a quick buck off a bunch of unsuspecting collectors.
Faezahn
As a collector of vintage Barbie,(with an extensive supply of most Barbie reference books), I was thoroughly disgusted at not only the author, photographer and editor, but publishers need to reevaluate whether 'greed' will bring more customers back to them in the future. Most publishers are well aware that publishing a reference book on vintage barbie will MAKE THEM MONEY and more than likely bring out the masses who are looking for a good reference book, but lying about the contents and writing a glowing review on the book, when it isn't, won't bring us back a 2nd time. (You may pocket our money once, but not twice). The book was a mess from beginning to end. The history of the doll and identification was marginal at best, and at worst, just plain INACCURATE. Grammar and sentence structure was grade school at times. The photos were bizarre and scary, (not something, I would want an aquaintance to pick up and look through) if it was on my coffe table... There are a lot of Barbie reference and collecting books out there, steer clear of this one, especially if you're just beginning to delve into the vintage dolls, you'll be turned off real quick.
Corgustari
This brand new, year 2001 hardback, 256 page volume contains more than 350 full color, large photos covering Barbie dolls up to the year 2000. It has complete descriptions and over 1,200 listings. It's fully indexed and has current pricing. Most of the 350 full color photos are full page in size, showing great detail. Many photos are nearly actual size !! Many of the pages contain "The Best Because" section, that describes what makes this particular Barbie special. Collectors will surely enjoy this work.
Connorise
I needed a price guide and they have one but it is hard to use. Going back and forth to find prices make it harder and takes longer. It might be easier to get the book version.
Tyler Is Not Here
I disagree with another reviewer that all photos should be of mint dolls. This book captures a wide range of Barbie's -- both through the years and through various conditions. As a collector, I find it helpful to see the less-than-perfect dolls. It gives me a far better understanding of different levels of grading. If you are a serious Barbie collector, I feel this book is a "must-have" in your library.
While this book has some interesting photos from this one collection, it has photographs of anything but the "best" examples of the various Barbies--especially the vintage dolls--some of them are down-right scarey looking with running, gouged face paint, chopped off hair, examples of ponytail dolls without ponytails, mis-identified dolls and a hodge-podge of information and misinformation. If I were a new collector, this book would be of little help in learning what a particular doll should look like--it's easy to find played-with dolls that are all mussed up--the hard part for a new collector is knowing what the doll should look like when learning to gauge authenticity and condition--this book seems like someone was assigned to write a Barbie book and they did it--but that someone was not a collector or authority.