Dolls Etcetera invites you to discover the wonderful world of dolls through the eyes of Ruth E. Funk, an enthusiast whose impressively diverse global collection underscores her philosophy of acquiring dolls you love no matter the investment value. While Ruth’s eclectic collection does include a number of priceless treasures, it would not be complete without her most cherished ethnic pieces: simply constructed yet absolutely fascinating national dolls that proudly display the costumes and culture of their homelands. More than 500 dolls—antique, vintage, and modern—are photographically featured and editorially described in terms of nationality, materiality, size, and significance. Every crisply designed layout in the Panache coffee-table book pays homage to doll-making and the unique character of each hand-crafted creation, whether a humble ragdoll, a wooden peg doll, or a high-fashion French collectible. The approachable book includes the story of the author’s personal doll collecting journey as well as collector tips and resources, making it an exceptional source of inspiration for doll lovers of all ages.
ISBN: 9780983239871 | Price $45 | 264 Pages