32 BIG PICTURES cover
32 BIG PICTURES cover

32 BIG PICTURES pages
32 BIG PICTURES - Broker Barbie

32 BIG PICTURES pages
32 BIG PICTURES - Barbie's Desert Storm

32 BIG PICTURES
A bound series of hand cut collages about Barbie

Dana F. Smith, San Francisco, California
original - 1993 & facsimile - 2011

The original "Barbie Book" made in 1993 with scissors and glue, is a unique book made of thousands of bits of magazines cut to fit like a mosaic into the spaces of a coloring book about the doll called Barbie. It was created as a painstaking labor of love and reveals untold ways that Barbie is interlaced with modern american culture.


32 BIG PICTURES (FACSIMILE) is published as a digitally printed facsimile that is designed to recreate the experience of viewing the original hand-made book as closely as possible. The book even uses a cover from the original vintage coloring book (featuring the Toys-R-Us pricetag) on the cover and back just like the original version. Edition of 6

Copies of the Barbie Facsimile reside in these collections:

To purchase a copy or ask a question Contact Dana via email

View the entire book 32 Big Pictures online

The Barbie book in Frankfurt, Germany
The original hand-made collage Barbie book, 32 Big Pictures, on display in the Booklyn booth at Frankfurt Buchmesse 2009.

32 BIG PICTURES is also available as a smaller, print-on-demand book via the Blurb website. The link below will take you there...

32 Big Pictures
A Book of Collages...
By Dana F. Smith
32 Big Pictures
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