Dollmakers And Their Stories - Women Who Changed the World of Play by Krystyna Poray Goddu. pp.146 - Signed by the Author!
Contents: Introduction, Martha Chase, Kathe Kruse, Sasha Morgenthaler, Beatrice Alexander Behrman (Madame Alexander), Ruth Handler and Today's Women and the Future of Dolls - Pleasant Rowland, Helen Kish, Martha Armstrong-Hand, Robin Woods, Yue-Sai Kan, and Lorna Miller Sands.
Girls have played with dolls since ancient times. The way children play with dolls, and their affection for them, has not changed much over the centuries but the dolls themselves have changed dramatically. This fascinating book tells the stories of courageous dollmakers, all of whom were - and continue to be - filled with passion, vision, and determination. They are the unsung heroines behind some of the most important dolls of the last hundred years. The dolls created by these women - such as Barbie (Ruth Handler), Madame Alexander's collection (Beatrice Alexander), the Sasha dolls (Sasha Morgenthaler), and the contemporary classics of Pleasant Rowland and Martha Armstrong-Hand - have become an intrinsic part of childhood for generations of girls around the world.