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Gil Elvgren : All His Glamorous American Pin-Ups - Louis K. Meisel

Gil Elvgren : All His Glamorous American Pin-Ups

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Published: January 2008
For Ages: 18+ years old
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Gil's girls
The seminal pin-up artist.

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 the form 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.

"Glamour is back... TASCHEN offers us a look back at these calendar and advertisement goddesses of which Gil Elvgren is king." erotisme-fr.com, France

About the Authors

Charles G. Martignette was an art dealer and collector of original paintings by 20th century American illustrators and artists. His gallery in Hallandale Beach, Florida, housed the world’s largest collection of commercial illustration art. As of 1975 he published numerous articles about magazine, advertising, calendar, pulp, paperback, glamour and pin-up art. Paintings from his collection have been exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution as well as many other American and European museums. Charles G. Martignette died in 2008 in Hallandale, Florida.

Louis K. Meisel, owner-manager of one of the oldest galleries in New York’s Soho, has published several books and articles on contemporary art. In addition to art, he collects pin-up work.

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    Exactly what I was looking for and very reasonably priced! Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to purchase this book. Loved the all the pictures in this book.

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    "Glamour is back... TASCHEN offers us a look back at these calendar and advertisement goddesses of which Gil Elvgren is king." erotisme-fr.com, France"

    ISBN: 9783836503051
    ISBN-10: 3836503050
    Audience: General
    For Ages: 18+ years old
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: German , French , English
    Number Of Pages: 272
    Published: January 2008
    Country of Publication: DE
    Dimensions (cm): 30.7 x 23.1  x 2.0
    Weight (kg): 1.47
    Edition Number: 25