TASCHEN AMERICA L.L.C.
(W) Dian Hanson, Sarahjane Blum, Louis K Meisel
(A) Alberto Vargas, George Petty (A/CA) Gil Elvgren
In the 15 years since TASCHEN released The Great American Pin-up
, international interest in this distinctly American art form has increased exponentially. Pin-up, defined as drawings or paintings of pretty girls that stop short of frank nudity, was produced between 1920 and 1970, and much of it was discarded after printing. Today it's huge, and ripe for an equally huge and truly comprehensive collector's edition. Formidably sized, The Art of Pin-up
is an impressive book that will be coveted by casual fans as well as hardcore pin-up collectors. The reproduction of the paintings, pastels, and preparatory sketches was largely sourced from the original art.
In Shops: Oct 15, 2014