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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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

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User Review  - Becky - Goodreads

First of all I need to say thank you for my wonderful Other Half for getting me this gorgeous book, so 'Thank You Baby' :) This is a typically beautiful art book from Taschen which charts the work and ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

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