Doll Parts

Doll Parts Author Amanda Lepore
ISBN-10 9781942872863
Year 2017-04-18
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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“If you happen to be young and transgender, then you’re used to people being hateful toward you when all you want to do is exist. Through all the insanity in my life, there was only one thing I could control: myself. On the outside, obviously, but on the inside, too. I focused on not letting other people’s opinions have any effect on me whatsoever, and that’s how I’ve lived my life ever since.” —Amanda Lepore Spend an evening getting intimate with Amanda Lepore, the internationally renowned walking work of art and New York City’s reigning queen of nightlife for three decades. Paving the way for today’s “trans revolution,” Amanda is one of the world’s most famous transsexuals. In this poignant and revealing memoir, Amanda takes off the makeup, peels back the silicone, and reveals to the world the woman she truly is, all with a sense of divine certainty, humor, and charm. “I hate everyone but Amanda Lepore.” —Miley Cyrus “Amanda is pure heaven on earth, a dream come true. I adore her!” —Francois Nars “Amanda is truly a living work of art. I’ve never witnessed such devotion to the art of high glamour. In my book, she is a glambassador of the very highest order, a true fascinatrix!” —Dita Von Teese “As an Icon, Amanda is one of a kind because of her unique and singular look in the art of fashion. She has established herself as the most original and glamorous image in the world of transgender.” —Patricia Field “Amanda Lepore is a self-creation that governs her own splendid reality.” —Steven Klein, photographer

Doll Parts

Doll Parts Author Wayne Simmons
ISBN-10 1907777539
Year 2012-01-01
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher
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In this bloody, gory Irish sequel to the author's strong seller Drop Dead Gorgeous, a tattered band of survivors continue to struggle for survival in the chaotic aftermath of the zombie apocalypse.

Doll Parts

Doll Parts Author L.E. Falcone
ISBN-10
Year 2015-06-22
Pages
Language en
Publisher Red Collar Books
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Creepy Thomas Wharton is searching for the perfect girl. Except she doesn't exist. Yet. But with a collection of dolls and a satanic ritual, he's about to change all that. What could possibly go wrong? Well, it turns out, everything.

Doll Bones

Doll Bones Author Holly Black
ISBN-10 9781442474871
Year 2013-05-07
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Discover the Newbery Honor winner Doll Bones, from Holly Black, the cocreator of the Spiderwick Chronicles. A Kirkus Reviews Best Book. A School Library Journal Best Book. A Booklist Editor’s Choice Books for Youth. A Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book. A NYPL “100 Titles for Reading and Sharing.” A 2013 Goodreads Choice award nominee. A People Magazine “Best New Kids Book.” Six starred reviews! Winner of a 2014 Newbery Honor Medal. Zach, Poppy, and Alice have been friends forever. And for almost as long, they’ve been playing one continuous, ever-changing game of pirates and thieves, mermaids and warriors. Ruling over all is the Great Queen, a bone-china doll cursing those who displease her. But they are in middle school now. Zach’s father pushes him to give up make-believe, and Zach quits the game. Their friendship might be over, until Poppy declares she’s been having dreams about the Queen—and the ghost of a girl who will not rest until the bone-china doll is buried in her empty grave. Zach and Alice and Poppy set off on one last adventure to lay the Queen’s ghost to rest. But nothing goes according to plan, and as their adventure turns into an epic journey, creepy things begin to happen. Is the doll just a doll or something more sinister? And if there really is a ghost, will it let them go now that it has them in its clutches? Doll Bones is a winner of the Newbery Honor, is the recipient of six starred reviews, was on four Best Book lists, and was called "perfect" by The New York Times.

A Doll s House

A Doll s House Author Henrik Ibsen
ISBN-10 9781559368506
Year 2016-06-06
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Theatre Communications Group
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"In [Wilder's] A Doll's House . . . the relationship of dialogue to action is very special, like nothing that had been heard on stage before."—David Hammond, PlayMakers Repertory Company Not staged since its Broadway premiere starring Ruth Gordon in 1937, the first-ever publication of this adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's classic drama is revitalized through the shrewd lens of American drama master, Thornton Wilder. With his famous, clarifying dialogue, Wilder uproots this classic from Norway and funnels it through an American lens. The marriage of Ibsen's famed naturalistic style melds with Wilder's knack for emotional nuance to create a rich, demonstrative edition of the revered standard A Doll's House. Henrik Ibsen has often been referred to as the father of realistic drama. The Norwegian playwright is best known for his major works Brand, Peer Gynt, Emperor and Galilean, A Doll's House, Ghosts, An Enemy of the People, The Wild Duck, Hedda Gabler, and The Master Builder. Thornton Wilder was an accomplished novelist and playwright in the twentieth century. Two of his four major plays garnered Pulitzer Prizes, Our Town (1938) and The Skin of Our Teeth (1943). His play The Matchmaker was later adapted into the record-breaking musical Hello, Dolly! The Bridge of San Luis Rey, one of his seven novels, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1928, and his next-to-last novel, The Eighth Day received the National Book Award (1968). Our Town continues to be the most produced American play in the world.

The Doll Shop Downstairs

The Doll Shop Downstairs Author Yona Zeldis McDonough
ISBN-10 9781101543450
Year 2011-08-04
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Nine year old Anna and her sisters like helping out in their parents' doll repair shop, because once their chores are done, the fun can begin. The girls are allowed to play carefully with the dolls until they're fixed and ready to be returned to their owners. But when World War I begins, and an embargo on German-made goods threatens to put the shop out of business, it's up to Anna to come up with an idea to save the day.

Baby Doll

Baby Doll Author Hollie Overton
ISBN-10 9781473536104
Year 2016-06-30
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Random House
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A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER AND RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK Read the novel that kept Tess Gerritsen transfixed and entertained until the very last page You’ve been held captive in one room. You’ve been mentally and physically abused every day since you were sixteen years old. Then, one night, you realise your captor has left the door to your cell unlocked. For the first time in eight years you’re free. This is what happens next. Praise for Baby Doll ‘What a compulsive read! A brilliant first novel that kept me transfixed and entertained until the very last page.’- Tess Gerritsen 'An incredibly powerful debut' - Sunday Mirror ‘Compelling psychological thriller.’ - Daily Express ‘With a narrative that can only be described as 'nuclear', the story of newly freed Lily and her daughter Sky moves at breakneck speed ... It's a really good read.’ - Stylist ‘Compelling first novel ... Overton throws in enough twists, turns, and surprises to keep the reader wondering what on earth can happen next.’ - Publishers Weekly ‘If Overton’s debut is anything to go by, she’ll soon be up there with the best of them!’ - Peterborough Evening Telegraph ‘Riveting from the first line.’ - Woman's Own ‘Gritty, captivating thriller.’ - Love Reading ‘A gripping page-turner that will make you think about what it means to be free.’ - Glamour South Africa ‘Riveting and difficult to put down.’ - News Gazette ‘You’ll feel the sudden urge to check the locks on your front door.’ - The Line Up ‘A fast paced and intense story that once I started I found I could not put down... the sheer heartbreak and horror of this story will keep you hooked...’ - Feminisia Libros Reviews

Mixed Media Doll Making

Mixed Media Doll Making Author Linda O'Brien
ISBN-10 9781592537440
Year 2011-10-01
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Quarry
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Inspired by the “Dada” notion of making art from materials that would not typically be combined or expected to go together, and driven by a similar sense of irony and humor, this book presents a unique approach to creating mixed-media dolls. A must-have for anyone interested in found object art and the human form, it is a thoughtful and provocative exploration of the power, symbolism, and cultural significance of dolls and representational figures. The authors share detailed techniques for using surface embellishments, using molds and molding products, and building and transforming disparate objects into whimsical, inspiring dolls. Beginning with a variety of substrates, readers are guided step by step through five types of doll construction. Numerous variations on each of the core projects promote further experimentation. Includes an inspiring gallery of mixed-media dolls from leading artists.

The Archaeology of Childhood

The Archaeology of Childhood Author Jane Eva Baxter
ISBN-10 0759103321
Year 2005-01-01
Pages 143
Language en
Publisher Rowman Altamira
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The study of children and childhood in historical and prehistoric life is an overlooked area of study that Jane Baxter addresses in this brief book. Her timely contribution stresses the importance of studying children as active participants in past cultures, instead of regarding them mainly for their effect on adult life. Using the critical concepts of gender and socialization, she develops new theoretical and methodological approaches for the archaeological study of this large but invisible population. Baxter presents examples from the analysis of toys, miniatures, and other objects traditionally associated with children, from the gendered distribution of activity space, from the remains of children-as-apprentices, and from mortuary evidence. Baxter's work will aid archaeologists bring a more nuanced understanding of children's role in the historical and archaeological record.

The Doll Funeral

The Doll Funeral Author Kate Hamer
ISBN-10 9780571313877
Year 2017-01-31
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Faber & Faber
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My name is Ruby. I live with Barbara and Mick. They're not my real parents, but they tell me what to do, and what to say. I'm supposed to say that the bruises on my arms and the black eye came from falling down the stairs. But there are things I won't say. I won't tell them I'm going to hunt for my real parents. I don't say a word about Shadow, who sits on the stairs, or the Wasp Lady I saw on the way to bed. I did tell Mick that I saw the woman in the buttercup dress, hanging upside down from her seat belt deep in the forest at the back of our house. I told him I saw death crawl out of her. He said he'd give me a medal for lying. I wasn't lying. I'm a hunter for lost souls and I'm going to be with my real family. And I'm not going to let Mick stop me.

The Dollmaker

The Dollmaker Author Harriette Arnow
ISBN-10 1439164517
Year 2010-10-12
Pages 624
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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The Dollmaker was originally published in 1954 to immediate success and critical acclaim. In unadorned and powerful prose, Harriette Arnow tells the unforgettable and heartbreaking story of the Nevels family and their quest to preserve their deep-rooted values amidst the turmoil of war and industrialization. When Gertie Nevels, a strong and self-reliant matriarch, follows her husband to Detroit from their countryside home in Kentucky, she learns she will have to fight desperately to keep her family together. A sprawling book full of vividly drawn characters and masterful scenes, The Dollmaker is a passionate tribute to a woman's love for her children and the land.

Anatomy Of A Doll

Anatomy Of A Doll Author Susanna Oroyan
ISBN-10 9781607050292
Year 2010-11-05
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher C&T Publishing Inc
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Master dollmaker Susanna Oroyan gives you the definitive book on fabric sculpting. Anatomy of a Doll is packed with an abundance of exquisite photographs that capture the best work from dollmakers today. Detailed step-by-step illustrations for an incredible variety of cloth dolls are included for you to create any type of cloth doll imaginable. Many methods of doll construction are covered so that beginning and professional dollmakers have a handy answer book. Beginners will find the book a practical guide that examines techniques for making all kinds of dolls. The more experienced dollmaker will discover an abundance of new ideas and techniques never before found in one book. Anatomy of a Doll shows you everything from bending wire to cutting cloth, which will allow you to create your own original dolls!

Made to Play House

Made to Play House Author Miriam Formanek-Brunell
ISBN-10 0801860628
Year 1998-10-09
Pages 248
Language en
Publisher JHU Press
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In Made to Play House, Miriam Formanek-Brunell traces the history of nineteenth- and twentieth-century dolls and explores the origins of the American toy industry's remarkably successful efforts to promote self fulfillment through maternity and materialism. She tells the fascinating story of how inventors, producers, entrepreneurs—many of whom were women—and little girls themselves created dolls which expressed various notions of female identity.

Platinum Doll

Platinum Doll Author Anne Girard
ISBN-10 9781488010200
Year 2016-02-01
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher MIRA
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Set against the dazzling backdrop of Golden Age Hollywood, novelist Anne Girard tells the enchanting story of Jean Harlow, one of the most iconic stars in the history of film It's the Roaring Twenties and seventeen-year-old Harlean Carpenter McGrew has run off to Beverly Hills. She's chasing a dream—to escape her small, Midwestern life and see her name in lights. In California, Harlean has everything a girl could want—a rich husband, glamorous parties, socialite friends—except an outlet for her talent. But everything changes when a dare pushes her to embrace her true ambition—to be an actress on the silver screen. With her timeless beauty and striking shade of platinum-blond hair, Harlean becomes Jean Harlow. And as she's thrust into the limelight, Jean learns that this new world of opportunity comes with its own set of burdens. Torn between her family and her passion to perform, Jean is forced to confront the difficult truth—that fame comes at a price, if only she's willing to pay it. Amid a glittering cast of ingenues and Hollywood titans—Clara Bow, Clark Gable, Laurel and Hardy, Howard Hughes—Platinum Doll introduces us to the star who would shine brighter than them all.

Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors Author Therese Lichtenstein
ISBN-10 0520209842
Year 2001
Pages 254
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press
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"Behind Closed Doors reveals the complex structure behind these photographs of violated female adolescence, a structure in which sadism, masochism, hermaphroditism, fetishism, utopianism, and nostalgia all play a role. Above all, Lichtenstein's study makes clear the political aspect of these transgressive images: the way in which they served to question and undermine the contemporary authoritarian Nazi image of sexual 'normalcy' by recourse to a violent return of the repressed."--Linda Nochlin, author of Representing Women "Behind Closed Doors: The Art of Hans Bellmer is a compelling gathering of the narratives around psychoanalysis, visual culture, biology, and gender. Therese Lichtenstein rigorously examines Bellmer's picturing of the body as the site of desire, confusion, and sudden disaster, and in doing so produces a telling tale of history's secrets and lies."--Barbara Kruger, artist and author of Thinking of You