Saturday, April 4, 2009

French Art Doll book!

I love great books! Especially ones that have lots of wonderful inspiring photos! I recently ran across such a magical book, thanks to a post by artist Extroidnare Joanna Thomas.
This is a Fabulous French book put together by Aude Berger. There are beautiful large photos of works by 13 doll artists. I was pleased to see dolls of some artists that I had not previously known.
Some of the artists included are Wendy Froud, Tine Kamerbeek,Virginie Ropars Veronique Jacquelin, Heloise, and Bets and Amy Van Boxel.
The book is in French, but Aude has had some of the writing translated into English. She is looking for someone who can help her translate the rest of the book from French into English. If anyone can help or knows of someone who can translate, please contact Aude at oo.berger@laposte.net. You can e-mail Aude if your interested in purchasing the book, she does speak English.
What I read of the translated work is charming and as beautiful as the dolls. Aude has an enchanting style of writing like reading a fairytale. Thank you Aude for creating such a wonderful book for us to see!







Happy Hauntings, Gail

23 comments:

Joanna Thomas said...

So happy Gail you got yours! Aude is a dream!

xoxox
Joanna

DIE MONDTOCHTER / MOONDAUGHTER said...

wow ...beautiful:-)

all the best
moondaughter

Pattee said...

That is a beautiful book. I'll have to go check it out...
Hoe are you Gail????
Pat

Oops! Desperate Blogger~ said...

This looks like a beautiful book! Thanks for telling where to locate it!
I watched "World of Doll Artists" today. Nice to have you in my studio Gail.... if even via DVD!

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

What a Wonderful Book...I would like to see more...Hope all is well and you and Miss P are having some fun creating...Have a great Weekend!
Cheers!

Sue said...

Gail, great to see you posting! I hope things are settling down now and your mom is better.

I saw this book on Joanna's blog too, and have it on my wishlist!

Gail Lackey said...

Oh yes! the book is definately worth having for inspiration! A must for the wish list! I loved seeing the work of artists I had not seen before. The pictures were large and wonderful..even if I can't read french!
My mom is better but there is one thing after the next it seems. I hate to make whinny posts so I end up posting less... Where is that Dang Fairy god mother when you need her!!???
xoxo Gail

Marie Antionette said...

Hello Gail,First let me tell you how much i love your music,that Toil and Trouble is awesome.Love this French book.Its very kool. XXOO Marie Antionette

Frippery said...

What a gorgeous book!

Laetitia said...

Oh yes it is a Wonderful Book !!, I have mine at home I bought it at once when it released , I agree with you Gail! If you like dolls , this book is for you!!

Sonia ;) said...

Gail,

Yes it seems when it rains it pours. Chin up....Congrats on book...U rock anyway....Have a fun quote for ya....

"Time may be a great healer, but it is a lousy beautician!"~ unknown

Keep sliding for home plate...

Smiles,

Sonia ;)

3rdEyeMuse said...

oh! and thank YOU for sharing this great find with us! :)

nikkinikkinikki72 said...

Looks like a superb book. Love the picture that's the third one down. All the dolls looks beautiful but the third pic is my favourite.

Cynjon said...

It looks LOVELY!

Designs By CK said...

Popping in to say hello & wish you & yours a wonderful Easter weekend!

PS: Cool art doll book!

SpOOky Hugs,
Chris (-:

Michelle said...

So magical! Thank you for sharing and for inspiring me!

Michelle

Gail Lackey said...

Yes, it's a great book! So fun to see some artists that were unknown to me!Very inspireing!
Happy hauntings, Gail

strangedolls said...

Great collection of doll artists! You are in good company. I just got a Japanese doll book - can't read a word of it but at least the pictures are nice :) I love Joanna's work as well as Virginie. Would be worth checking out for the others. You are getting so much press these days!! Congrats!!

goblinfruitstudio said...

Great find! Thanks for passing this along.

Hope all is well. :-)

From This Moment to That said...

Ooooh! I love these! This book looks really great. I wish I could wave a magic wand for you...if only I was a Faerie Godmother...but I'm more like a 'Furry Grandmother'... drat..now where's the Veet?

Streamfairy said...

The one on the cover is an Hannie sarries creation, isn't it?
You're right, beautiful book... I'll try to buy one copy! It's difficult to find a good one!
:-)

Gail Lackey said...

Thanks for all your comments! I've been away much to long being the caregiver these days! Not much inspiration comes from that! I hope to get posting again!
xoxo Gail

LoopyBoopy said...

oh I'm in love with the last dolls photo!! What a fabulous book! So rare to find an art doll book that you can spend hours looking at!