Here Come the Bride Dolls Hardcover – September 28, 2001

Here Come the Bride Dolls Hardcover – September 28, 2001

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This lush full-colour volume showcases more than 150 spectacular contemporary bride dolls created by 60 artists and manufacturers. Here Come the Bride Dolls exhibits the best-known and most popular wedding dolls, including examples inspired by famous brides such as Princess Diana, Princess Grace and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, as well as the trend-setting Barbie and Gene as brides. Special highlights include brand-new exclusives made especially for this book by a select group of international doll artists such as Robert Tonner, Helen Kish, Wendy Lawton, Edna Dali and Heloise and the Alexander Doll Company. Researched extensively by recognised doll author Louise Fecher, Here Come the Bride Dolls includes interviews with celebrated doll makers and famous designers such as Bob Mackie. The book is enhanced by wedding photographs of real-life brides and bridesmaids, whose ensembles are mirrored by the dolls pictured. From medieval maidens and Victorian belles to literary ladies and ethnic beauties, these stunning dolls reflect the beloved traditions of the marriage ceremony and the timeless appeal of the bride.

Condition: Excellent
Publisher ‏ : ‎ 
Portfolio Pr (September 28, 2001)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 160 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0942620496
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0942620498
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.5 x 0.75 x 11 inches

Editorial Reviews


A great coffee table book as a shower gift for an actual bride or bride-to-be . . .a terrific buy -- (

A great coffee table book as a shower gift for an actual bride or bride-to-be. . . . a terrific buy. --, August 2001

From medieval times to . . . the new millennium, Fecher takes readers on a journey illustrated by the attire of bride dolls. -- 
Westchester Weddings, Feb. 2002

Here Come the Bride Dolls is a dreamy trip through time celebrating the dreams and memories of brides ... -- 
Westchester County Times, Jan. 2002

The photography of each doll is outstanding . . . -- 
Doll News, Summer 2002

Whether she's receiving it for her bridal shower or golden anniversary, any bride will want to peruse this special title. -- 
Gift & Dec, July 2002

About the Author

Louise Fecher was an editor of Dolls magazine from 1982 through 1987, and served as contributing editor from 1988 through 2001. For a decade (1991-2001), her regular column, "News from the Studios," kept readers up to date on contemporary doll artists and manufacturers. A freelance editor and writer, she has written more than 175 articles about makers of contemporary dolls, and has contributed articles to The New York Daily News, Diversion and other publications. Her work also appears in the book, The Art of the Doll, published by the National Institute of American Doll Artists (NIADA). A doll collector for more than twenty years, Ms. Fecher is a member of the United Federation of Doll Clubs (UFDC) and a patron member of NIADA. She lives in Westchester County, New York, with her husband, son, cat and more than one hundred dolls.