The catalogue for the “Morgenthaler Continent” at the Art Museum in Thun introduces the Morgenthaler family and their friends, all of whom were influential in Swiss cultural life for several generations.

Der Kontinent Morgenthaler. Eine Künstlerfamilie und ihr Freundeskreis
(The Morgenthaler Continent. A Family of Artists and their Circle of Friends) only in German
Edited by Helen Hirsch, Kunstmuseum Thun, and Pascal Barbe. Paperback, 208 pages, 79 colour and 70 black-and-white illustrations, 17 × 24 cm, ISBN 978-3-85881-466-1, Scheidegger & Spiess, Zurich 2015, SFr. 49.–.

Adapted and updated new edition of the out-of-print, comprehensive overview of Sasha Morgenthaler’s dolls. An essay on Sasha’s artistic work as well as her daughter Barbara’s memoirs illuminate the environment of the world-famous dolls’ origin.

Sasha Morgenthaler. Sasha-Puppen / Sasha Dolls
Edited by Steffan Biffiger. Includes texts by Barbara Cameron Morgenthaler and Annemarie Monteil, as well as photos by Christine Seiler. Hardback, 120 pages, 150 colour illustrations, 24 × 24 cm, text in German and English, ISBN 978-3-03828-026-2, Till Schaap Edition, Bern 2014, SFr. 48.–.


Sasha Dolls: The History | Clothing and Patterns | Serie Identification

The standard work in three volumes (in English) by Susanna Lewis, Ann Chandler and Anne Votaw.

Sasha Dolls: The History — By Anne Votaw, with Ann Chandler and Susanna Lewis. Published by Reverie Publishing Co., 2011. ISBN: 978-193248559-2. Price $50.00. The book is hardcover with dust jacket, 9 × 12 inches, 144 pages, full color. This book is the first comprehensive history covering the four generations of Sasha dolls from 1945 to 2001, with the unfolding of Sasha’s work as a doll artist, and the behind-the-scenes events surrounding each of the three productions of serie Sashas. The book contains more than 300 photographs of serie and studio dolls, many never seen before in print. Included are historical photos of Sasha Morgenthaler’s early artwork, plus family photos and material from her personal scrapbook. There is a detailed identification guide to the Studio Sasha dolls.
Sasha Dolls: Clothing and Patterns — By Ann Chandler and Susanna Lewis, with Anne Votaw. Published by Three Anns Publications, 2012. ISBN: 978-0-9849279-0-6. Price $50.00. The book is hardcover with dust jacket, 9 × 12 inches, 144 pages plus pattern sheets, full color. In this exciting second volume about Sasha dolls, we take you into the amazing world of clothing worn by Sasha Morgenthaler’s captivating studio dolls. We bring you a very large collection of knitting and sewing patterns inspired by the 20 inch studio dolls’ wardrobe, but resized to fit the serie girls, boys, toddlers and babies. All of Sasha’s clothing themes are represented here, including the classic, farm, existential, and ethnic styles. The book includes 80 knitting and 60 sewing patterns, 30 embroidery and smocking patterns, and four very large pages (26 × 36 inches) of full size sewing patterns. There are more than 300 photographs of serie and studio Sasha dolls to illustrate the clothing and to give you inspiration.
Sasha Dolls: Serie Identification — By Susanna Lewis, with Ann Chandler and Anne Votaw. Published by Three Anns Publications, 2013. ISBN: 978-0-9849279-1-3. Price $50.00. The book is hardcover with dust jacket, 9 × 12 inches, 160 pages, full color. This is the third and final volume about Sasha dolls, a very comprehensive and thoroughly researched guide to the identification and dating of the serie, or manufactured, Sasha dolls. Collectors are invited to examine every detail of their 16–17 inch boys and girls and 12–13 inch babies and toddlers, to learn about the first-ever mass produced vinyl play dolls designed by an artist. With more than 750 photographs, the guide includes all the details of the dolls, clothing, packaging and publications of the three serie productions in Germany and England from 1965–2001. Additional chapters cover special serie dolls styled by Sasha Morgenthaler herself, the mysterious counterfeit Sasha dolls, and a guide to the care and preservation of Sasha dolls.

Susanna Lewis’s homepage provides access to excerpts as well as the opportunity to purchase the books.
A discussion of Volumes One and Two along with information on the authors can be found here.