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SIX DECADES OF DREAMS

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SIX DECADES OF DREAMS

SIX DECADES OF DREAMS

Celebrate 60 Years of Barbie’s Dreamhouse With a Limited-Edition Book

Celebrate 60 Years of Barbie’s Dreamhouse With a Limited-Edition Book

60 YEARS OF DREAMS

For six decades, the Barbie Dreamhouse has been an icon of both toys and homes. Now, we’ve partnered with PIN-UP – a leading publisher of architectural entertainment – and created the first architectural survey of the Dreamhouse.
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INSIDE THE DREAM 

Conceptualized by PIN-UP Magazine’s Felix Burrichter, Whitney Mallett, and Ben Ganz, this book is the first to go inside Barbie’s Dreamhouse and its changing architecture over the years. It features exclusive interviews with celebrated architects, artists, curators, and writers. 

INSIDE THE DREAM 

Conceptualized by PIN-UP Magazine’s Felix Burrichter, Whitney Mallett, and Ben Ganz, this book is the first to go inside Barbie’s Dreamhouse and its changing architecture over the years. It features exclusive interviews with celebrated architects, artists, curators, and writers. 
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INSIDE THE DREAM 

INSIDE THE DREAM 

Conceptualized by PIN-UP Magazine’s Felix Burrichter, Whitney Mallett, and Ben Ganz, this book is the first to go inside Barbie’s Dreamhouse and its changing architecture over the years. It features exclusive interviews with celebrated architects, artists, curators, and writers. 

Conceptualized by PIN-UP Magazine’s Felix Burrichter, Whitney Mallett, and Ben Ganz, this book is the first to go inside Barbie’s Dreamhouse and its changing architecture over the years. It features exclusive interviews with celebrated architects, artists, curators, and writers. 

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EVERY DECADE A DREAMHOUSE 

Barbie Dreamhouse: An Architectural Survey showcases six exemplary houses and furniture that encapsulate each period’s popular design. This book explores how evolving times have impacted the Dreamhouse and our culture.  

EVERY DECADE A DREAMHOUSE 

Barbie Dreamhouse: An Architectural Survey showcases six exemplary houses and furniture that encapsulate each period’s popular design. This book explores how evolving times have impacted the Dreamhouse and our culture.  
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EVERY DECADE A DREAMHOUSE 

EVERY DECADE A DREAMHOUSE 

Barbie Dreamhouse: An Architectural Survey showcases six exemplary houses and furniture that encapsulate each period’s popular design. This book explores how evolving times have impacted the Dreamhouse and our culture.  

Barbie Dreamhouse: An Architectural Survey showcases six exemplary houses and furniture that encapsulate each period’s popular design. This book explores how evolving times have impacted the Dreamhouse and our culture.  

A LOOK INSIDE THE BOOK

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“In the design landscape in postwar America, which Barbie enters in 1962, there were many ways both architects and consumers were acting like children, always playing house.” 

“In the design landscape in postwar America, which Barbie enters in 1962, there were many ways both architects and consumers were acting like children, always playing house.” 

- Beatriz Colomina
Architecture Historian, Theorist, and Curator 

“In the design landscape in postwar America, which Barbie enters in 1962, there were many ways both architects and consumers were acting like children, always playing house.” 

“In the design landscape in postwar America, which Barbie enters in 1962, there were many ways both architects and consumers were acting like children, always playing house.” 

- Beatriz Colomina
Architecture Historian, Theorist, and Curator 
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“In the design landscape in postwar America, which Barbie enters in 1962, there were many ways both architects and consumers were acting like children, always playing house.” 

“In the design landscape in postwar America, which Barbie enters in 1962, there were many ways both architects and consumers were acting like children, always playing house.” 

- Beatriz ColominaArchitecture Historian, Theorist, and Curator 

- Beatriz ColominaArchitecture Historian, Theorist, and Curator 

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“Yes, Barbie’s houses do reflect the transition in architecture from Modernist to Postmodernism to —

well, whatever we’re calling contemporary architecture these days — but their stylistic evolution is embedded deeply within other trends exogenous to design as such: television, film, fashion, and the unique way these and other media filter down to the junior set who have fueled Barbiemania through the years.”

-Ian Volner
Author and Architecture Critic
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“No Dreamhouse could really accommodate stature in my imagination —

“No Dreamhouse could really accommodate stature in my imagination —

but maybe the whole continuum of Dreamhouses can. From Venturi-ish flattened princess-palaces to rambling Post-Modernist beach houses: it is in the breadth of that spectrum that my Barbie has finally found her home.”

-Rafael de Cárdenas Architect and Creative Director
but maybe the whole continuum of Dreamhouses can. From Venturi-ish flattened princess-palaces to rambling Post-Modernist beach houses: it is in the breadth of that spectrum that my Barbie has finally found her home.”

-Rafael de Cárdenas Architect and Creative Director
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“PIN-UP’s Barbie Dreamhouse Book explores the machinations of our collective domestic fantasies...

“PIN-UP’s Barbie Dreamhouse Book explores the machinations of our collective domestic fantasies...

through the mix of architecture, history, and popular culture.” 

-Whitney Mallett and Felix Burrichter
Editors
through the mix of architecture, history, and popular culture.” 

-Whitney Mallett and Felix Burrichter
Editors
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“With the explosion of Barbiecore and the post-COVID obsession with home décor,

“With the explosion of Barbiecore and the post-COVID obsession with home décor,

this is the perfect moment to consider the Dreamhouse’s cultural impact and legacy.”

-Whitney Mallett
Co-editor
this is the perfect moment to consider the Dreamhouse’s cultural impact and legacy.”

-Whitney Mallett
Co-editor
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“The super-considered world of Barbie has uniquely captured the zeitgeist of different architectural eras...

with each iteration, contextualizing a cultural evolution in miniature. Each one is a true model of how we inherently relate to space and the magical intersection of dreams and reality manifested through the principles of design.”

-Kelly Wearstler
Designer

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“Since the first Dreamhouse in 1962, Barbie’s homes have transformed and evolved,

“Since the first Dreamhouse in 1962, Barbie’s homes have transformed and evolved,

richly quoting 20th and early 21st-century architecture and design history. Our book documents the impact Barbie has had on the global architectural imagination.”

-Felix Burrichter
Co-editor and PIN-UP Creative Director
richly quoting 20th and early 21st-century architecture and design history. Our book documents the impact Barbie has had on the global architectural imagination.”

-Felix Burrichter
Co-editor and PIN-UP Creative Director
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“We designed the book like a proper architecture monograph, with consistent photography and detailed drawings.

“We designed the book like a proper architecture monograph, with consistent photography and detailed drawings.

We wanted to display the breadth of architectural styles in a very dynamic but professional way, to create the ultimate taxonomy of the Barbie Dreamhouse.” -Ben Ganz PIN-UP Art Director 

“We designed the book like a proper architecture monograph, with consistent photography and detailed drawings.

“We designed the book like a proper architecture monograph, with consistent photography and detailed drawings.

We wanted to display the breadth of architectural styles in a very dynamic but professional way, to create the ultimate taxonomy of the Barbie Dreamhouse.” -Ben Ganz PIN-UP Art Director 
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“We designed the book like a proper architecture monograph, with consistent photography and detailed drawings.

“We designed the book like a proper architecture monograph, with consistent photography and detailed drawings.

We wanted to display the breadth of architectural styles in a very dynamic but professional way, to create the ultimate taxonomy of the Barbie Dreamhouse.”  -Ben Ganz 
PIN-UP Art Director 

We wanted to display the breadth of architectural styles in a very dynamic but professional way, to create the ultimate taxonomy of the Barbie Dreamhouse.”  -Ben Ganz 
PIN-UP Art Director