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MAR 2024

The Art of Pin-up. 40th Ed.

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Edition: Multilingual (English, French, German)Availability: Coming soon

Everyone loves cheesecake! This book features the top 10 pin-up artists of the 20th century, from Enoch Bolles to Gil Elvgren, George Petty, and Alberto Vargas, plus Dian Hanson's history of the art form. Each chapter includes original art and associated calendars, magazine covers, original model photos, and preparatory sketches.

Hardcover6.1 x 8.5 in.2.45 lb512 pages

“A veritable feast for voyeurs, sociologists, bibliophiles… by far the most comprehensive and lavish compendium of the art form of the pin-up ever created.”

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MAR 2024
The Art of Pin-up. 40th Ed.

The Art of Pin-up. 40th Ed.

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One Big Slice of Cheesecake

Pin-up travels the long road from barracks wall to high art

Since TASCHEN released 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 $ 2,000 in 1996 are going for $ 200,000 and more today. Pin-up—drawings, paintings, and pastels of an idealized female face and figure intended for public display—was produced between 1920 and 1970 for calendars, magazine covers, and centerfolds. The majority of original paintings were discarded by publishers and calendar companies after printing, making the surviving art that much more precious.

This attractively priced edition showcases the top 10 names in the game. Each chapter opens with a reproduction of an original calendar or magazine cover by that artist. The reproduction quality of the paintings, pastels, and preparatory sketches that follow—largely sourced from the original art—invites the viewer to trace the brushstrokes, while the exquisite period calendars, vintage prints, and original model photos document the artists’ creative process. Much of these ephemera were photographed on-site at the historic Brown & Bigelow Company, home to the world’s largest archive of vintage pin-up calendars.

The Art of Pin-up. 40th Ed.
Hardcover15.6 x 21.7 cm1.11 kg512 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-8811-9

Edition: Multilingual (English, French, German)
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