- Full Description
Formidably sized, a book that will be coveted by anyone once they experience it. The reproduction quality of paintings, pastels, and preparatory sketches--largely sourced from the original art--is unequalled. Each chapter contains exquisite period calendar art, vintage print art, art from magazines from Parisian Nights to Bedtime Stories, to those amazing Enoch Bolles covers for Film Fun. Plus original model photos and documentation of artists' creative process. Fifteen of the most important artists are examined in depth.
In the 15 years since TASCHEN released The Great American Pin-up, international interest in this distinctly American art form has increased exponentially. Paintings by leading artists such as Alberto Vargas, George Petty, and Gil Elvgren that sold for $2,000 in 1996 are $200,000 and more today.
Many of these images were photographed on-site at the historic Brown & Bigelow Company, home to the world's largest archive of vintage pin-up calendars.
Following the chapters on the 15 featured artists, the book concludes with an "Encyclopedia of Pin-up," featuring thumbnail bios and representative art of 72 additional artists, the most complete compendium of pin-up artists ever compiled.
It will be the best book ever on the subject. We've talked to long-time collectors who made their original art available so that reproduction here is the best-ever on one iconic piece after another, as well as obsure works never before collected.
Sarahjane Blum is an author, cultural historian, and co-owner of Grapefruit Moon Gallery, an online company that specializes in original American illustration art.
Louis Meisel is owner of one of the oldest pin-up and illustration art galleries in New York and co-author of TASCHEN's The Great American Pin-up and Elvgren: All His Glamorous American Pin-ups.
This is so large, it comes in its own full color carrying case, complete with a handle, to both safely move the book and to protect it as the treasure that it is.
- Additional Information
Item Code ARPUH Publisher Taschen Publish Date 2014 ISBN 9783836535700 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 11x15 # Pages 546pg Color Full Color