Great American Pin-Up

Great American Pin-Up

by Charles G. Martignette, Louis K. Meisel

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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)

Table of Contents

Authors' Notes10
Anmerkungen der Autoren12
Notes des auteurs13
Pin-Up Art: A Historical Commentary16
Die Geschichte der Pin-up-Kunst18
L'art des pin up: Commentaire historique20
The 'Fine' Art of Illustration22
Die 'schone' Kunst der Illustration26
Le bel art de l'illustration28
The Great American Pin-Up32
Die amerikanische Pin-up-Kunst48
L'Age d'or de la pin up americaine62
Pin-Up Artists 1920-198076
Vaughan Alden Bass78
Arnold Armitage81
Rolf Armstrong83
Joyce Ballantyne100
McClelland Barclay108
Ben-Hur Baz110
Earle K. Bergey112
Roy Best116
Enoch Bolles118
Harry C. Bradley122
Al Brule124
Al Buell126
Eddie Chan136
Ernest Chiriaka137
Henry Clive141
Forest Clough143
Howard Connolly144
Bradshaw Crandell146
Edward D'Ancona148
Ruth Deckard154
Joe DeMers155
Billy DeVorss158
Peter Driben172
Edward M. Egglestone191
Harry Ekman195
Freeman Elliot201
Gil Elvgren206
Merlin Enabnit228
Jules Erbit230
Art Frahm234
Pearl Frush242
Q. Wilson Hammell252
Mabel Rollins Harris253
Cardwell S. Higgins255
Hy Hintermeister260
Arnold Kohn262
Mike Ludlow264
Earl Mac Pherson267
Bill Medcalf273
M. Miller282
Frederik Mizen283
Al Moore284
Earl Moran288
Zoe Mozert304
K. O. Munson316
Mayo Olmstead322
Walt Otto324
Laurette & Irene Patten327
George Petty329
Jay Scott Pike347
Gene Pressler348
George Quintana350
Bill Randall354
Edward Runci358
Arthur Sarnoff366
Mauro Scali370
Lou Shabner372
Charles Gates Sheldon373
John Shilling/Jack Whittrup375
Showalter377
Robert Skemp378
Francis Smilby380
J. Frederick Smith382
William Fulton Soare384
Haddon Sundblom387
T. N. Thompson389
Si Vanderlaun395
Alberto Vargas396
Fritz Willis418
Ted Withers434
Index of artists I Kunst-lerindex I Index des artistes442
Acknowledgments444
Danksagung445
Remerciements446

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Great American Pin-Up 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 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!
Big_Bang_Gorilla on LibraryThing 4 months ago
Being a choice of American glamour art from the twentieth century, organized alphabetically by author.
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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.