Item description for Gil Elvgren: All His Glamorous American Pin-Ups (Taschen 25th Anniversary Special Editions) by Gil Elvgren, Charles G. Martignette & Louis K. Meisel...
Post-depression America was in desperate need of a defining iconography that would lift it out of the black and white doldrums, and it came in theform of Gil Elvgren's Technicolor fantasies of the American dream. His technique-which earned him a reputation as "The Norman Rockwell of cheesecake"-involved photographing models and then painting them into gorgeous hyper-reality, with longer legs, more flamboyant hair and gravity-defying busts, and in the process making them the perfect moral-boosting eye-candy for every homesick private.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 9.5" Height: 12" Weight: 3.55 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2008
ISBN 3836503050 ISBN13 9783836503051
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Interesting Book Jul 19, 2008
I'm still studying and reading through it, but it has an interesting magic that's missing in many of today's similar subjects - innocence.
The product is just as gorgeous as the subject matter! Jul 15, 2008
This book is absolutely beautiful. Lots and lots of color - designed and bound very well. Worth every penny and then some. Impressed with this site's service (my first order) and the whole shopping/purchase experience here.
great quality, great value, great buy! Jul 12, 2008
I highly recommend this to anyone with an interest in Elvgren or pin-ups. Beautiful picture quality, comprehensive collection. For the money, you can't get much better than this!
WOW May 30, 2008
Elvgren is a master of his art. This book truly is a gem at this price. If you love pinup art he is the master. Its a slice of days gone past and pretty girls to write home about. Elvgren will live on forever. Take a piece of history home.
Gorgeous book. Apr 29, 2008
If you love this era of art, this is a beauty. Great coffee table book to spark conversation.