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.
Over 160 full color photos, 432 pages total, hardcover, 8.5" x 11"
Published by The NIADA Foundation and The Susan Quinlan Doll & Teddy Bear Museum & Library
ABOUT THE BOOK:
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.
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ABOUT THE NIADA ARTISTS COLLECTIVE:
All of the dolls listed in the NIADA Artists Collective have been generously donated to The NIADA Foundation by the artists and patrons of NIADA to raise money to cover printing and production costs of the "NIADA Art Dolls: Rich Traditions, New Ideas" book which showcases the history of the organization and work of 160 artists who have been awarded membership since the group’s founding in 1963. The book was published in 2009 by The NIADA Foundation and The Susan Quinlan Doll & Teddy Bear Museum & Library.
Each artist member creates their individual style and type of art doll. Whether produced as a one-of-a-kind piece or part of an edition, the ideal work reflects excellence; all work must be consistently well conceived, expertly executed without technical faults, and should show an individual identity of design. Work is promoted and marketed by individual artists, and by NIADA in venues such as its annual Show and Sale, conferences, and publications.
The NIADA Foundation teaches and mentors emerging doll artists. All proceeds from the sale of these dolls will go to the NIADA Foundation Scholarship Fund.
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