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Elvgren
by Charles G. Martignette and Louis K. Meisel




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Gil's girls: The seminal pin-up artist Post-depression America was in desperate need of a defining iconography that would lift it out of the black and white doldrums, and it came in the form of Gil Elvgren's Technicolor fantasies of the American dream. His technique--which earned him a reputation as "The Norman Rockwell of cheesecake"--involved photographing models and then painting them into gorgeous hyper-reality, with longer legs, more flamboyant hair and gravity-defying busts, and in the process making them the perfect moral-boosting eye-candy for every homesick private.

"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 Text in English, French, and German

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Overview

Gil's girls: The seminal pin-up artist Post-depression America was in desperate need of a defining iconography that would lift it out of the black and white doldrums, and it came in the form of Gil Elvgren's Technicolor fantasies of the American dream. His technique--which earned him a reputation as "The Norman Rockwell of cheesecake"--involved photographing models and then painting them into gorgeous hyper-reality, with longer legs, more flamboyant hair and gravity-defying busts, and in the process making them the perfect moral-boosting eye-candy for every homesick private.

"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 Text in English, French, and German

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9783836503051
  • ISBN-10: 3836503050
  • Publisher: Taschen
  • Publish Date: January 2008
  • Page Count: 271
  • Dimensions: 12 x 9.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.15 pounds


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