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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 271 pages
  • Publisher: Taschen; Taschen's 25th anniversary ed edition (Jan. 1 2008)
  • Language: English, French, German
  • ISBN-10: 3836503050
  • ISBN-13: 978-3836503051
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 2.3 x 30.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #59,123 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Glamour is back... TASCHEN offers us a look back at these calendar and advertisement goddesses of which Gil Elvgren is king." erotisme-fr.com, France"

About the Author

Charles G. Martignette was an art dealer and collector of original paintings by 20th century American illustrators and artists. His gallery in Hallandale Beach, Florida, housed the world’s largest collection of commercial illustration art. As of 1975 he published numerous articles about magazine, advertising, calendar, pulp, paperback, glamour and pin-up art. Paintings from his collection have been exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution as well as many other American and European museums. Charles G. Martignette died in 2008 in Hallandale, Florida.

Louis K. Meisel, owner-manager of one of the oldest galleries in New York’s Soho, has published several books and articles on contemporary art. In addition to art, he collects pin-up work.

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By Walter Pen on Jan. 8 2012
Format: Hardcover
Very satisified with condition of book. The delivery time was fast and prompt, considering the high volume of mail during this holiday season.
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Tres beau volume avec de magnifiques images et textes fort interessants , envoi rapide et bien emballe , je le recommande fortement ! Merci !
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Excellent book! Contains numerous paintings by Gil Elvgren. Very comprehensive! Worth purchasing for any collectors of his artwork style.
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By Craig Churchill on Aug. 17 2014
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Awesome art compilation.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Interesting Book July 19 2008
By R. Callicotte - Published on Amazon.com
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I'm still studying and reading through it, but it has an interesting magic that's missing in many of today's similar subjects - innocence.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
gil elvgren July 2 2010
By hadouken - Published on Amazon.com
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Cheap book with almost every work he has ever done, almost perfect, only flaw is on some of the really old stuff from the 30's and 40's they only had old calendars to
xerox from so you dont get the detail of the brush strokes and the same clarity as the others, not low quality, still clear and can see everything nicely, but just not as perfect as the others that were actual photos of the original work or high quality copies.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Heavenly! April 6 2009
By Kansuke - Published on Amazon.com
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As a photographer and artist, I whole-heartedly agree on the comments of the previous reviewers of this excellent book. Gil Elvgren's cheesecake paintings cannot be matched even by today's standards. They inspire, but cannot be imitated. The reason why I bought this particular edition is that I wore out my softcover version of this book. To fully enjoy Elvgren's work, it must be in hardcover, and in this large format. It should be noted, that this is the second printing of this book in hardcover. The first edition is a sought after collector's item, and later editions were printed in smaller formats and in paperback. So if you are a fan of Elvgren, or just discovered this master, get this book while you can!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Excellent example of professional painting using airbrush and brush itself Aug. 22 2011
By Jaime Rodríguez Härtel - Published on Amazon.com
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For an artist it is important to have a collection of perfect Pin-Ups paintings, as a way of learning how modern art can combine airbrush and brush. I think that people interested in developing Graphic Design by Computers and also learn a lot from this beautiful collection.
Thank you
Jaime Rodríguez Härtel
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Great Collection of his work March 11 2014
By Ms. Galen - Published on Amazon.com
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My SO makes fun of me because I absolutely LOVE pin-up art (I'm a woman). I would have it hanging all over the house if it didn't embarrass him so much.
That being said, I figured something a little more subtle would be a better way to share my love of this spectacular art so went in search of some pin-up books.
Gil Elvgren is a genius in his profession. His style is Iconic, beautiful, and just so well designed, and this collection is a fantastic portrayal of his work. He does a great job of capturing the clothing's weight and draping, as well as quirky cute expressions and features in the faces of all his images. For any fan of pin-up, you Must have Gil in your collection.


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