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Barbie Forever: Her Inspiration, History, and Legacy (Official 60th Anniversary Collection) By Robin Gerber, Ibtihaj Muhammad (Foreword by) Cover Image

Barbie Forever: Her Inspiration, History, and Legacy (Official 60th Anniversary Collection) (Hardcover)

By Robin Gerber, Ibtihaj Muhammad (Foreword by)


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Barbie Forever: Her Inspiration, History, and Legacy presents a detailed, fully authorized portrait of this beloved doll through all-new interviews, original sketches, vintage photos, advertisements, and much more—including a foreword by Olympic fencing medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad. A double-sided foldout timeline showcases important moments in Barbie history. Explore how the doll came to be, what it takes to create one of her many looks, and how her legacy continues to influence the world.

Since her debut in 1959, Barbie has been breaking boundaries and highlighting major moments in art, fashion, and culture. She has been an interpreter of taste and style in every historic period she has lived through and has reflected female empowerment through the more than 200 careers she has embodied. Today, an international icon, Barbie continues to spark imaginations and influence conversations around the world.

Barbie Forever is a vibrant celebration for the “Barbie Girl” in all of us.

Robin Gerber is a powerful speaker, best-selling author, and historian. She tells the unforgettable stories of women in history that inspire and celebrate their contributions to the world throughout time. She is the author of Barbie and Ruth: The Story of the World’s Most Famous Doll and the Woman Who Created Her, the first official biography written about Barbie® doll’s creator and Mattel CEO, Ruth Handler. This is her second book in partnership with Mattel that chronicles the creation, evolution, and societal impact Barbie has made across the globe. Robin has appeared on the History Channel and Biography Channel, as well as PBS Newshour, CBS, and FOX. Her articles have appeared in USA Today, the Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and numerous other newspapers and magazines.
Product Details ISBN: 9780760365779
ISBN-10: 0760365776
Publisher: Epic Ink
Publication Date: September 24th, 2019
Pages: 176
Language: English
"Barbie Forever is a book that will give you tremendous insight into how one doll and one company could take the world by force. This is a great coffee table read and would be perfect in anyone’s home"—The Nerdy Girl Express

"The copiousness of rare photos and in-depth narrative elevates this book above any mere collectible coffee-table book to be glanced through idly then discarded. This is a photo book, a study book, to be loved and enjoyed by anyone who has known the joy of immersing themselves in the world of the original girl who could grow up to be anything."—Critical Blast

"Just as I treasured my Barbies, I’ll treasure Barbie Forever. Wow—what a pearl! From the beautiful front cover to the detailed timeline on the back pages, this quality, hardback coffee table book brings so many memories to the surface."—Book Pleasures

"Popular culture collections will want to make room for this eye-catching compilation."—Booklist

"Author and historian Robin Gerber has created the consummate coffee table Barbie book, Barbie Forever,  the most detailed, full-color portrait of this beloved doll!"—Gay NYC Dad

"Overall this is an engrossing and fun history lesson that should delight any collector, new or old!"—The Outspoken Yam

"If you are a Barbie fan, this is a book you do not want to miss!"—Dad of Divas