Alberto Vargas: Works from the Max Vargas Collection
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Alberto Vargas: Works from the Max Vargas Collection

by Reid Stewart Austin
     
 

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This stunning, authorized collection of works by legendary illustrator Vargas includes a large number of previously unpublished paintings and drawings. This is the first book on Vargas in more than a decade.  See more details below

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This stunning, authorized collection of works by legendary illustrator Vargas includes a large number of previously unpublished paintings and drawings. This is the first book on Vargas in more than a decade.

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Peruvian-born illustrator Alberto Vargas (1896-1982) devoted his long artistic life to celebrating the unclothed female figure. From the 1920s onward, he developed a visual style that became instantly recognized to millions of his Esquire and Playboy fans. His curvaceous, sensuous nudes seemed to invite intimate interaction with their seductive looks and poses. Reid Stewart Austin, the veteran Playboy art director, wrote the definitive Vargas biography in the '80s. Now he returns to present the entire career of a classic illustrator who single-handedly transformed several generations of American men into art lovers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780821257920
Publisher:
Bulfinch
Publication date:
09/20/2006
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
10.25(w) x 13.25(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Reid Stewart Austin is the author of Alberto Vargas: The Authorized Biography (1978) as well as Varga: The Esquire Years (1987), The Classic Pin-up Art of George Petty (1998), and several articles on Vargas for Playboy and other national magazines.

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