Fascinating Dolls from the Musee de la Poupee Paris


Samy Odin

Nestled at the end of a charming alley on the city's Right Bank, the Musee de la Poupee-Paris has become a mecca for doll collectors from around the world. Co-founded by Samy Odin and his father Guido Odin, the museum's permanent exhibitions feature historically significant dolls of a variety of media made over a span of two centuries. In this remarkable book, Samy Odin takes readers on an intimate tour of more than 700 of the museum's dolls. He reveals the rich provenance of many of the examples he and his father have acquired, identifies previously unknown pieces and explores the mysterious and fascinating process by which a top-rate collection is built. In his opening memoir, Mr. Odin traces his and his father's steps on their journey as doll collectors, from the serendipitous gift of a damaged bisque doll in 1981 to the founding of their museum in Paris in 1994. Ensuing chapters focus on the major aspects of the Odin collection, from lady dolls to a wide range of bebes, mignonnettes and cloth dolls. This magnificent collection comes to vivid life on these pages, transporting readers to the heart of Paris, where hundreds of fascinating dolls make their home



Reverie Publishing
256 pages

Hard cover with dust jacket, 9 x 12 inches
ISBN: 978-1-932485-53-0

$75.00