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Author Capella, Massimiliano, author.

Title Barbie : the icon / texts by Massimiliano Capella ; with a contribution by Caroline Corbetta ; graphic design and layout, Pepe nymi ; art director, Stefano Rossetti ; graphic designer, Alessandra Noli ; cover and jacket design, Liz Trovato ; English translation by Sylvia Adrian Notini.

Publication Info. New York : Glitterati Incorporated, 2015.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-6  688.7221 CAP    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  688.7221 CAP    AVAILABLE
Edition First English language edition.
Hardcover edition.
Description 207 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 33 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 206).
Summary "Barbie has always represented that a woman has choices. Even in her early years, Barbie did not have to settle for only being Ken's girlfriend or an inveterate shopper. she had the clothes, for example, to launch a career as a nurse, a stewardess, a nightclub singer. I believe the choices Barbie represents helped the doll catch on initially, not just with daughters--who would one day make up the first wave of women in management and professionals--but also with mothers."--Ruth Handler, Inventor of Barbie.
"Since her first appearance on March 9, 1959 (making her a Pisces), Barbara Millicent Roberts, or Barbie, as she's most famously known, is and has been a trendsetter, global icon, and pop culture mainstay--for more than fifty years. Barbie has captured the imaginations of people across the globe, and remains the most coveted doll in history. She's is truly an icon. Barbie has broken cultural, social, and linguistic barriers, all while showcasing a fabulous fashion sense. Barbie has had close to 150 careers, represented over 40 different nationalities, and collaborated with more than 75 different fashion designers including the likes of Valentino, Versace, Dior, Gucci, Calvin Klein, Vivienne Westwood, Prada, and Givenchy. She serves as an imitable idol to many, and is in countless ways more than just a doll; she is a true inspiration to people all around the world. This definitive collection of everything Barbie is organized into five categories: Barbie is fashion; Barbie's family; Dolls of the world; Barbie's careers; and Queen, diva and Celebrity, Barbie as global icon. Barbie: The Icon celebrates the impact Barbie has had on popular and high culture for three generations in every arena from style to fashion to careers, making her the voice of the contemporary woman, an enduring image of pop culture, and in many ways, a genuine living legend. A must-have for every Barbie aficionado, here is a trip down memory lane, and encyclopedia of possibility, and a wonderful resource--it's a reference not to be missed."--Jacket.
Subject Mattel, Inc. Barbie Doll Division.
Mattel, Inc. Barbie Doll Division. (OCoLC)fst01530730
Barbie dolls.
Barbie dolls -- Social aspects.
Popular culture -- United States.
Role models.
Barbie dolls -- Pictorial works.
Illustrated books.
Barbie dolls. (OCoLC)fst00827462
Barbie dolls -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00827470
Illustrated books. (OCoLC)fst00967377
Popular culture. (OCoLC)fst01071344
Role models. (OCoLC)fst01099622
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Pictorial works. (OCoLC)fst01423874
Added Author Corbetta, Caroline, contributor.
Glitterati Incorporated.
ISBN 1943876118 (hardcover edition)
9781943876112 (hardcover edition)

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