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The Art of Pin Up

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In the 15 years since TASCHEN published The Great American Pin-up, international interest in this distinctly American art form has increased exponentially. Paintings by leading artists such as Alberto Vargas, George Petty, and Gil Elvgren that sold for $ 2000 in 1996 are going for $ 200,000 and more today. Pin-up, defined as drawings or paintings of pretty girls that stop ...more
Hardcover, 720 pages
Published April 15th 2014 by Taschen (first published November 1st 2013)
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Bill Wallace
Mar 21, 2015 Bill Wallace rated it really liked it
I can't imagine a better book on pin-up art. The only real problem with this typically beautiful Taschen monster is the difficulty in reading it. Massive in size and weight, like other Taschen XL books, this one requires wrestling just to situate it for reading, unless you happen to have a lectern handy. Not a comprehensive history of the art form, this book exists primarily to present the best examples of the most popular artists in enormous, meticulously printed copies that bring the subjects ...more
Tom Schulte
Mar 05, 2016 Tom Schulte rated it it was amazing
This is the first time I have been able to hold, examine and read one of Taschen's big, XL Format books. In this one, text is in English, German, and French. Images are not duplicated and all captions are in English. The content is in three broad parts: history, significant artists, and miscellaneous artists. In the history, we find pin-up art starting with the calendars of the historic Brown & Bigelow Company, bomber nose-art, and brought home by WWII soldiery. The sections on each artist ...more
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