Great American Pin-Up

Great American Pin-Up

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by Charles G. Martignette, Louis K. Meisel
     
 

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This book tells the tale of a genre as utterly American as the paintings of Edward Hopper, describing its origins and development in detail and showcasing the most important artists. With over 900 illustrations, The Great American Pin-Up is one of the first comprehensive studies of the genre to appear anywhere.

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This book tells the tale of a genre as utterly American as the paintings of Edward Hopper, describing its origins and development in detail and showcasing the most important artists. With over 900 illustrations, The Great American Pin-Up is one of the first comprehensive studies of the genre to appear anywhere.

Dieser Bildband erzahlt die Geschichte eines Genres, das so uramerikanisch ist wie die Bilder Edward Hoppers. Mit uber 900 Abbildungen ist The Great American Pin-Up eines der ersten umfassenden Bucher zur [angle quotation mark, left]Pin-up-Art[angle quotation mark, right] uberhaupt. Neben ausfuhrlichen Texten zur historischen Entwicklung werden hier die wichtigsten Vertreter dieser Kunstrichtung einzeln vorgestellt.

Ce volume retrace, dans des textes exhaustifs, l'histoire d'un genre artistique, aussi profondement americain que les tableaux d'Edward Hopper, et presente un a un ses principaux representants. Avec plus de 900 illustrations, The Great American Pin-Up constitue l'un des ouvrages les plus complets publies a ce jour sur le Pin-Up-Art.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435142381
Publisher:
Taschen America, LLC
Publication date:
08/25/2012
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
9.74(w) x 12.54(h) x 1.19(d)

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Great American Pin-Up 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Obanion-Soothe More than 1 year ago
I am very happy I decided to pick up this book! Not only do you find incredible, beautiful paintings, you also have a not so brief history of the genre along with personal notes on the artists themselves. Wonderfully written, articulate and thorough, this book delivers an education in the genre of Pin-up Art. I HIGHLY recommend this book!
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Dawnabelle More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome! I recommend it for a gift or your own coffee table!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this gift for my fiance's grandfather. He lives alone now, and he just watches the news all day. I figured he might like it for a little 'light reading' and because the images are what he grew up seeing during WWII. They are artfully presented in the book, and give a pretty good background on the artist's work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
a great collector's piece
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this as a gift for someone and they really liked it. The girls in the book are cute and sexy without being garish or crude. Pin-ups are what sexy should still be!
dbm47 More than 1 year ago
This is a great book to look through as well as read. I loved seeing many of the illustrations that I either own or have owned in the past. It is a great genre. Fun and informative.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
It has so many pictures,practically every artist, very organized, it goes on forever!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Coming from a pin-up lover, I would have to say that this is the best book on the subject that I can find. It is swell!
Guest More than 1 year ago
a wonderful collection and variety of beautiful illustrations. well organized and friendly.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS BOOK HAS NOT ONLY THE PIN-UPS BUT ALSO GIVES YOU BIOS ON ALL THE ARTIST WHO DID THEM AND FOR WHOM THEY DID THEM FOR. IT STARTS OFF WITH THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY PIN-UPS AND GOES INTO THE 60's WHEN THE PIN-UPS DECLINED. IT COVERS ALL THE GREATS ARTISTS FROM PETTY, VARGAS, AND ELVGREN AND AS WELL AS THOSE THEY OVER SHADOWED; ARMSTRONG, BUELL, DE VORSS, MOZERT,MAC PHERSON, RUNCI AND OTHERS. IT ALSO INCLUDES MICS. ARTIST WHO CAME IN AT THE END OF THE PIN-UP YEARS AS WELL AS THOSE WHO NEVER GOT AS FAMOUS AS THEIR CONTEMPORIES. ALL PICTURES ARE IN FULL COLOR AND RANGE FROM FULL PAGE TO QUARTER AND SIXTH PAGE SIZE. THE PIN-UPS GO FROM THE FULLY CLOTHED TO FULL NUDITY AND ALL RANGES INBETWEEN. THE ONLY NEGATIVE THING ABOUT THIS BOOK IS THAT IT DOES NOT GIVE YOU THE TITLE IF ANY OF THE ALL PIN-UPS. OTHER THEN THAT THIS IS A GREAT BOOK FOR ALL THOSE WHO LOVE PIN-UPS.