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NIADA Foundation Book Project:
Art Dolls: Rich Traditions, New Ideas
This captivating book celebrates the work
of world-class artists who have chosen dolls and handmade figures
as their medium of expression. The National Institute of American
Doll Artists (NIADA), an organization committed to the highest
artistic standards for its peer-elected members, presents the
work of 160 artists who have been awarded membership since
the group’s founding in 1963. A stunning array of more
than 630 pieces portrays the changing scenery of the art-doll
world, from traditional realistic styles to the cutting-edge
figurative art of today. These extraordinary, inspiring images
are a dynamic testimony for the doll as art.
As Krystyna Poray Goddu writes in her foreword,
this volume “serves not merely as a showcase for the
richness of the work of NIADA’s members, but—like
any fine work of art—delights, moves, and inspires all
those who encounter it.”
Shelley Thornton, editor and book project director,
is a lifelong artist of varied endeavors and now creates soft-sculpted
cloth dolls, juxtaposing beautiful textiles with her simple
but elegant and serene design sensibility. She was elected
to NIADA in 1995.
Chris Chomick, art director and designer, has
a background in graphic design and print production. With her
husband, Peter Meder, she creates avant-garde figurative art,
specializing in automata. She was elected to NIADA in 1997.
Hardcover with dust jacket, 8.5" x 11", 432 pages, over 630 color photos
1st edition (Sept. 2009) ISBN-10: 0615276261 , ISBN-13: 978-0615276267
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