Dolls Etcetera: The Ruth E. Funk Private Collection by Ruth E. FunkDolls Etcetera: The Ruth E. Funk Private Collection by Ruth E. Funk

Dolls Etcetera: The Ruth E. Funk Private Collection

byRuth E. FunkBy (photographer)Dominic AgostiniEditorPanache Partners

Hardcover | April 1, 2013

Pricing and Purchase Info

$45.62 online 
$50.00 list price save 8%
Earn 228 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


Ships within 3-5 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


Celebrating the wonderful world of dolls, this coffee-table book displays the impressively diverse assemblage of Ruth E. Funk, a beloved American artist and doll enthusiast. It pays homage to doll-making and the unique character of each hand-crafted creation, whether a humble rag doll, a wooden peg doll, or a high-fashion French collectible. While Ruth’s eclectic collection does include a number of priceless treasures, it would not be complete without her most cherished ethnic pieces: simply constructed yet absolutely fascinating national dolls that proudly display the costumes and culture of their homelands. Her more than 500 dolls—antique, vintage, and modern—are photographically featured and described in terms of nationality, materiality, size, and significance. The approachable book includes the story of the author’s personal doll collecting journey as well as collector tips and resources, making it an exceptional source of inspiration for doll lovers of all ages.

Ruth E. Funk is an accomplished artist and crafter, the author of Cloth and Culture, and the former director of education at the Albany Institute of History and Art. She lives in Melbourne, Florida. Dominic Agostini is a freelance photographer who specializes in lifestyle and portrait photography. He lives in Satellite Beach, Florida.
Title:Dolls Etcetera: The Ruth E. Funk Private CollectionFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:264 pages, 10.75 × 10.75 × 1 inShipping dimensions:10.75 × 10.75 × 1 inPublished:April 1, 2013Publisher:Panache PartnersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0983239878

ISBN - 13:9780983239871


Editorial Reviews

"A collection of colorful photographs of an eclectic mix of dolls." —Kathryn Darden, Examiner