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Varga: the "Esquire" Years: A Catalogue Raisonne Hardcover – 31 Dec 1998

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  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Random House New Zealand Ltd; First Edition edition (31 Dec 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0912383488
  • ISBN-13: 978-0912383484
  • Product Dimensions: 30.5 x 2.5 x 38.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,125,858 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Peter Nash on 17 July 2014
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Great book for any lover of Alberto Vargas' work
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
The volume to own for the Varga fan 4 Jan 2012
By Michael J. Wood - Published on
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Released in 1987, this catalog defines the work of Alberto Vargas with Esquire (as well as some illustrations and commentary before and after his work with Esquire). Made in cooperation with the Hearst Corporation, which still owns the rights to many of the images, this volume includes many full and multi-page spreads of some of Vargas most well known works. Highly recommended for any Varga(s) fan!
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A true fine art rendering of Vargas' best work 11 April 2012
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Singling out the Esquire Years, and then publishing these images with clearly painstaking detail and quality, was a quite brilliant stroke. As the memory of Vargas (and much of the height of the pinup era as a whole) recedes into memory, the images presented here seem to resonate with truly classic patina. At the same time, there is a much more ingenuous feeling to their gentle and not yet bold eroticism that serves to celebrate the memory of an oft neglected master craftsman.

An excellent title that serves as a model for anyone interested in the inevitable intermittent revivals (photographic and otherwise) of this kind of pinup style, which wound up not surviving in a meaningful form after the 1950's.
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Beautiful jewel in the bookcase !!! 11 April 2013
By frank Ever69 - Published on
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It resumes most compilations of his art !!!! what a jewel in my bookcase !!! completely satisfied after a long search for this book !!
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