Gil Elvgren: All His Glamorous American Pin-Ups

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Taschen, Jan 1, 2008 - Art - 271 pages
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Post-depression America was in desperate need of a defining iconography that would lift it out of the black and white doldrums, and it came in theform of Gil Elvgren's Technicolor fantasies of the American dream. His technique-which earned him a reputation as "The Norman Rockwell of cheesecake"-involved photographing models and then painting them into gorgeous hyper-reality, with longer legs, more flamboyant hair and gravity-defying busts, and in the process making them the perfect moral-boosting eye-candy for every homesick private.

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Great coffee table book.

User Review  - babs3049 -

If you like Elvgren's work, you'll love this book. At this price, I bought a copy for my daughter, who also loves his artwork. ... Read full review

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User Review  - Robert Bussie - Goodreads

Beautiful book with some biographical information and a lot of gorgeous art work by pin-up master Gil Elvgren. Read full review

About the author (2008)

Meisel has been an art dealer and scholar specializing in contemporary art for over forty years.