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VINE VOICEon 20 February 2002
A 380 page coffee table book bursting at the seams with heart-stopping pin-up art of days gone by.
The majority of the book is concerned with the work of artists between World War II and 1970 although there is a small section at the beginning about the art deco style of the 20's and 30's.
Twenty three artists are featured in their own chapters with a round up of additional artists at the end. There are the obligatory sections on Gil Elvgren and Alberto Vargas as well as the technical airbrushed look of George Petty and the sultry Sophia Loren-esque paintings of Fritz Willis.
Every single picture innocently purrs "come and get it" to the viewer in a way that more explicit art of today just can't seem to manage. A naughty glimpse of stocking is always superior to a gynaecological survey. This is the stuff that GI's drooled over during the war. It's also the stuff that sold hundreds of products to America, from cola to tobacco.
All in all this is an amazing source of pin-up, most of which doesn't seem available any where else. So buy it.
The high art of cheeky cheesecake for the connosieur.
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This title rereleased by Taschen, takes the reader on a journey to discover the best of the pin up genre by the originators and some of the best still out there. It's got artwork by greats like Vargas, Elvgren as well as Al Moore carefully selected by the books authors Charles Martignett and Louis Meisel to give the reader a title to love.

Whilst my own personal tastes for Pin-up is more along the lines of the cheeky cheesecake sense of fun, this book gives you a wonderful journey and a cracking way to get to know the artists who inspired a future generation such as Olivia DeBerardinis, Jennifer Janesko and Luis Royo. A cracking title all round and one that I thoroughly enjoyed.
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on 23 January 2002
An excellent insite into the work of many of Americas top pin up artists. A good start for anyone who is interested in this kind of feel good art.
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on 11 December 2014
bigger than i thought its the perfect size and looks a lot more pricey than it was! it makes a great gift looks really well made as well. its nice and heavy and the pages are good quality.if your buying this as a gift i wouldn't hesitate.
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on 15 August 2015
Absolutely fantastic. Bigger than I thought and with high quality photos. Good for looking for art references. Don't hesitate to buy!!!
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on 21 March 2016
I've not read it properly yet but all of the artwork is great. I've flicked through a few times and think this is probably the most comprehensive and detailed look at this golden age of art I've ever come across. Other attempts haven't covered such variation or were a lot less informative. So pleased I bought this, as an impulse buy when amazon recommended it to me. Great if you need some filler for your book collection or coffee table reads; especially at the insanely cheap price.
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on 10 January 2014
description was spot on, and the illustrations inside ur beaut! for what i paid was solo worth it!
thank you
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on 31 January 2013
Huge book for the money, full of amazing quality pics with great intro, well worth the space on your bookshelf
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on 26 February 2016
This is a fantastic book. I know it's to be expected, but not all of the chosen illustrations are top notch. It is, however, a great overview with lots of information and lots of art!
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on 20 January 2016
Excellent . ...received as a present....very good quality prints but script is in several languages ...one of which is english!
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