Book 300 Impossible Things Before Noon, Antique Dolls and Toys, by Florence Theriault
Auction House: Theriaults
Publisher: Gold Horse Publishing
Hard cover SHOP COPY with no damage. Pristine - Like new condition. Cover and dust cover have the identical glossy finish color photos. Includes Prices Realized.
Beautifully photographed edition measures 10-1/4 x 10-1/4 with undamaged dust cover. Includes prices realized.
Exceptional volume beautifully photographed. From the fly leaf: Those grown-ups fortunate enough to live and work and play in the world of antique playthings have no problem understanding the Queen. In her world and theirs, nothing seems impossible. This book pays tribute to the imaginations of doll and toy makers of the past 150 years who have created seemingly impossible playthings. Sculpt an eye in one direction and a doll is saying one thing, turn the lips downward and change the depth of the eyes, and the face speaks other messages. Pose a pair of elegant dancers, arm and arm, and give them movement, but remember that they must be wearing clothes of the Court and the movement must accommodate their extravagant garb. Create a simple tin toy, so simple it will sell for pennies, but make it vivid and brilliant and amusing as though it came from the workshops of a King. Impossible? Not for the elves of toyland and not for the designers, inventors, sculptors, and manufacturers of the world of play. 376 antique dolls and toys, 331 color photographs.
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