Created dolls in folk costumes are not just for games, they are created for collecting. Each doll is individual in its own unique outfit. The only thing that unites them is the porcelain from which they were created.
Biography of the famous DeAgostini
DeAgostini begins its activities in 1901. After 58 years, he releases the first encyclopedias that are gaining popularity in Italy. He also works on a series of historical journals, studying a lot of literature. After that, the author prints more than 250 publications and distributes them in 40 countries. His work will reach Russia only in 2004. The most famous works of DeAgostini are dolls in folk costumes.
A bit of history
It all starts back in 1901. In Italy, a company opens under the leadership of DeAgostini and the production of new and amazing dolls begins. Each was made of porcelain, and was dressed in national clothes of different nations of the world. They were named after the creator - "DeAgostini".
At first, the dolls of the peoples of the world "DeAgostini" were not very popular. Until 2004, little was known about them in the world market. However, after the appearance of porcelain beauties in the Russian market, demand for them began to increase. Since DeAgostini created unusual dolls, their price was much higher than that of ordinary plastic Barbie. For example, in 2005, Barbie could be purchased for 40 rubles, and a porcelain fashionista - for 250-300 rubles. At the same time, there were those who could afford to buy a gorgeous doll, even at such a high price.
DeAgostini: work on publishing the first doll magazine
Soon after the birth of porcelain beauties, work began on publishing the magazines of the collection "Dolls in Costumes of the World of DeAgostini." Each issue described the history of a certain people, its customs, traditions, holidays. Particular attention was paid to photographs and paintings.
On the cover of the magazine was a porcelain fashionista dressed in a national outfit of the people, which was discussed later. DeAgostini described the outfit on the front pages of the magazine, and also did not forget to indicate not only women's, but also men's national costume. All information was combined with paintings, which clearly depict everything that the author wrote about.
Short list of published numbers:
- New Zealand.
This is not the whole list. In total, DeAgostini created 33 magazines called "Dolls in Costumes of the World".
DeAgostini: second magazine publisher
The population’s interest in dolls was constantly growing, so the publishing of a new collection of DeAgostini magazines “Dolls in Folk Costumes” began. Here, the author also placed on the cover a picture with a doll in a national costume. The story about this outfit began on the second page. Again, the author did not forget to introduce readers to both women's and men's national clothes. Further information was provided about the holidays, games, customs and traditions of this people. DeAgostini selected the most colorful illustrations for each page.
However, the magazine began to be released with a "surprise." DeAgostini made a bold decision - to put in each issue of the magazine a miniature copy of the famous porcelain dolls. Each copy of the dolls was handmade.
A short list of published magazines DeAgostini "Dolls in folk costumes." Winter, summer, holiday and wedding costumes:
- Moscow province.
- Kostroma province.
- Kiev province.
- Arkhangelsk province.
- Pskov province.
- Minsk province.
- Smolensk province.
- Voronezh province.
In total, it was planned to publish 50 magazines, but they quickly dispersed, and DeAgostini published 84 issues.
DeAgostini: Work on Publishing the Third Doll Magazine
After overwhelming success, work continues on creating a new collection of DeAgostini's magazines, Dolls: Ladies of the Era.
The author creates porcelain ladies based on the image of literary heroines. Each is not like the others and represents a beautiful lady of a certain era. All dolls are handmade.
Along with the "Ladies of the Epoch", a magazine is published, telling about the literary heroines on the basis of which they were performed. Each number contains cognitive information about this beauty.
DeAgostini continues to decorate the cover with a doll, which he talks about in a magazine. On the first pages, the author shares the historical events of a certain era. The following talk about dresses, suits and accessories. Several pages are devoted to old dolls that are in demand among collectors. All this is accompanied by colorful illustrations. The latest pages of the magazine acquaint readers with the biography of the author who created the prototype of the heroine.
It was planned to release 40 numbers, but DeAgostini continued to work up to 105 numbers. The most famous of them:
- Bulgakovskaya Margarita.
- Anna Karenina.
- Natasha Rostova.
- Tatyana Larina.
- Elizabeth Bennett.
- Charlotte Stant.
- Rebecca Sharp
- Larisa Ogudalova.
Thanks to such magazines it was possible to get to know peoples and their activities, as well as learn a lot of new and useful information. The numbers were published twice a month. The dolls that came with the “addition” were made only by hand and were about 30 cm.
Dolls of the world DeAgostini
Over the past ten years, more than 200 types of porcelain dolls have been created . And each of them is unique. All beauties are made exclusively by hand. The basis is one - porcelain. Next, DeAgostini made the necessary outfit and decorated it with a doll. Clothing was only national.
To embody the desired image, the author studied a lot of literature, traveled, studied painting, visited exhibitions and museums. Subsequently reflected everything studied in his works.
Each DeAgostini magazine has been designed for all ages. The youngest studied it with their parents and played with dolls. Older - they got acquainted with all the information collected in it and for a while “went on a journey” to a particular era, where they got acquainted with different nations. Adults purchased the magazine not only for reading with children, but also for collecting exclusive dolls of the world "DeAgostini".
Porcelain fashionistas began to appear in the 90s. As mentioned above, at first they were very expensive. However, collectors immediately drew attention to new and very interesting people. Dolls in historical costumes "DeAgostini" are of particular value. Each beauty and her outfit carry a part of the story. The magazine is an add-on that allows you to learn even more about the history of the peoples of the world.
Total DeAgostini released:
- 33 issues of “Dolls in Costumes of the World”.
- 84 issues of Dolls in Folk Costumes.
- 105 issues of "Dolls: Ladies of the era."
- Over 200 collection dolls.
Today it is very difficult to find the very first DeAgostini collection “Dolls in Folk Costumes”. Art lovers will not agree to part with even one fashionista. At the same time, it is difficult to find at least one issue of the famous magazine. Even on the expanses of Internet pages, far from all issues are found. And those that can be found will be difficult to buy, since they are not in stock.
Thus, today the collection of dolls is considered very valuable. And its cost will be high. To acquire part of the story with the doll, you will have to spend a lot of time, effort and money.