Learn about Mattel Toys and the background behind Barbie’s concept and development, how it was a solution for girls who wanted to imagine adult roles rather than just play mother, and details about Barbie inventor Ruth Handler.
Women face a bewildering set of contradictions when it comes to beauty. In Beauty Sick, Dr. Renee Engeln, whose TEDx talk on beauty sickness reveals the shocking consequences of our obsession with girls’ appearance on their emotional and physical health and their wallets and ambitions.
A legendary fashion designer for Barbie shares the story of her adventures working behind-the-scenes at Mattel, and spotlights the creations that transformed the world’s most famous doll into a style icon in this beautifully designed book.
Barbie Forever: Her Inspiration, History, and Legacy presents a detailed, fully authorized portrait of this beloved doll through all-new interviews, original sketches, vintage photos, advertisements, and much more. A double-sided foldout timeline showcases important moments in Barbie history. Explore how the doll came to be, what it takes to create one of her many looks, and how her legacy continues to influence the world.
Barbie: The Icon by Massimiliano Capella with a contribution by Caroline Corbetta
Since her first appearance in 1959, Barbie is and has been a trendsetter, global icon, and pop culture mainstay. Barbie has captured the imaginations of people across the globe. This definitive collection of everything Barbie celebrates the impact Barbie has had on popular and high culture for three generations in every arena from style to fashion to careers.
Summaries provided via the Library’s catalog, which draws from multiple sources. Click through to each book’s title for more.
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