Series: Barbie Doll Fashion
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Collector Books; 1 edition (October 2, 2003)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1 x 11 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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I bought this book to use as a reference for my Barbie collecting. It's great, only now I'm kicking myself over all the little odds n ends I resold on eBay because I didn't know what they were. Sigh. I should've bought this book long ago. It's well-written and packed with information on dolls and outfits, variations, store exclusives, and foreign-issue items. It also includes information on Barbie-sized dolls such as Charlie's Angels, Chantal Goya, Donnie and Marie Osmond, and a few others. If you're collecting Barbie from this period, this is a must-have book (so you won't be letting go of all those little outfit pieces!!!). Since I've bought this book, I've also ordered the other two books in this series that cover Barbie's outfits from 1959-1967 and 1968-1974.
I just started going through my old and large Barbie collection of my dolls from the 1960's and my daughter's dolls from the 1980's. This book is priceless for identifying the dolls and clothing between 1975 and 1979. I have used it every day since I got it.
I am very stingy with 5-star ratings. I feel that most products/books/etc., have some room for improvement. This book is no exception, but I truly feel that what is here is of such value that 5 stars is appropriate. A complete visual reference of all Barbie fashions from 1975 to 1979 is a huge undertaking, and as with her two previous books, Sarah Sink Eames pulled it off extremely well. The quality of the photography could be improved slightly, but this is a minor quibble. And perhaps it is the printing/prepress that is keeping those photos from looking their best. It's not like the photos are bad, and they are remarkably consistent. The captions for the photos are informative and entertaining, without detracting from the presentation with too much "fluff". This book is an invaluable resource for a collector or for someone who sells Barbie collectibles. This era has been disparaged quite a bit over the years, and to some extent is still considered a nadir of quality and creativity in the Barbie realm. But for those of us who grew up in the 1970s playing with them, these dolls are indelibly associated with that unique and interesting period in history.
Simply put, Barbie Fashion Volume III is my favorite entry in author Eames' Barbie Fashion trilogy. Perhaps because this SuperStar era has been so quickly dismissed by other authors and collectors for decades, I have a special affinity for this era. It is great seeing the dolls and fashions of this period in this nice hardback book. I would highly recommend this book to collectors who are tired of trying to identify their late 1970s fashions through the tiny Mattel catalogs included with vintage Barbie dolls and fashions!
I love this book. It's a wonderful addition to Volumn I and II. All the pictures are in beautiful color. The discriptions are detailed. I look forward to the next edition.These books are a must have for all Vintage Barbie Collectors.
Barbie Doll Fashion: the Complete History of the Wardrobes of Barbie Doll, Her Friends and Her Family, Vol. 3, 1975-1979 Barbie Fashion: The Complete History of the Wardrobes of Barbie Doll, Her Friends and her Family, Vol. 1: 1959-1967 (Barbie Doll Fashion) Collector's Ency of Barbie Doll Collector's Editions (Collector's Encyclopedia of Barbie Doll) Akiane: Her Life, Her Art, Her Poetry: Her Life, Her Art, Her Poetry Barbie: VISUAL GUIDE TO THE ULTIMATE FASHION DOLL Doll Fashion Studio: Sew 20 Seasonal Outfits for Your 18-Inch Doll Volkswagen Official Service Manual Super Beetle, Beetle and Karmann Ghia 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979 Bye Bye Babylon: Beirut 1975-1979 Barbie and Ruth: The Story of the World's Most Famous Doll and the Woman Who Created Her Authentic Victorian Fashion Patterns: A Complete Lady's Wardrobe (Dover Fashion and Costumes) Barbie in a Mermaid Tale 2 Big Golden Book (Barbie) The Voice of Fashion: 79 Turn-of-the-Century Patterns with Instructions and Fashion Plates Men's Fashion Illustrations from the Turn of the Century (Dover Fashion and Costumes) Fashion Law: A Guide for Designers, Fashion Executives and Attorneys Fashion Dolls Exclusively International: Id & Price Guide to World-Wide Fashion Dolls Warman's Barbie Doll Field Guide: Values and Identification (Warman's Field Guide) Collector's Encyclopedia of Barbie Doll Exclusives and More: Identification & Values (1977 to 1997) Collector's Encyclopedia of Barbie Doll Exclusives and More: Identification & Values Collector's Encyclopedia of Barbie Doll Collector's Editions: Identification and Values The Complete Photo Guide to Doll Making: *All You Need to Know to Make Dolls * The Essential Reference for Novice and Expert Doll Makers *Packed with ... Instructions for 30 Different Dolls