Assouline Special Edition boxed book. 15.5 x 18.5 (huge and heavy). President and Chief Operating Officer Richard Dickson is one of the driving forces behind Mattels rejuvenation of the key brands Barbie and Hot Wheels. He wrote the Preface of and SIGNED THIS BOOK. I don't think he was President of Mattel at the time, but he is now.
It is inscribed to an employee (name withheld).... Keep my little doll and all the people going, Love, Richard. Tiniest bit of corner wear to outer box; has been signed twice by Richard Dickson, once at the inscription and once at his name on the Preface page.
In 2008, on Barbie's 50th anniversary as cultural icon, Assouline published the ultimate collectors volume of the worlds most popular doll. Encapsulating her history, chronicling her fashion, and imagining her life as a woman of mystery, glamour, and fun, Barbie presents this totemic figure as never seen before in vivid dioramas of Barbie at work and play and in portraits of vintage dolls and accessories. A muse for children and adults, designers and artists, writers and cultural critics, Barbie remains a powerfully evocative and enigmatic reflection of our dreams, our hopes, and ourselves. It's a dream book about a dream doll.The item "50th Anniv ASSOULINE BARBIE Book Special Edition Huge 2008 SIGNED by Mattel Prez" is in sale since Friday, May 3, 2019. This item is in the category "Books\Nonfiction". The seller is "bookgalfromcal" and is located in Simi Valley, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, Australia, Greece, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Malaysia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Egypt, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Reunion.