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by Charles G Martignette,Louis K Meisel

eBook Elvgren download ISBN: 3836503050
Author: Charles G Martignette,Louis K Meisel
Publisher: TASCHEN; Anniversary edition (January 1, 2008)
Language: English
Pages: 271
ePub: 1611 kb
Fb2: 1887 kb
Rating: 4.3
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Category: Humour
Subcategory: Pop Culture

by Charles G Martignette (Author), Louis K Meisel (Author). Charles G. Martignette was an art dealer and collector of original paintings by 20th century American illustrators and artists.

by Charles G Martignette (Author), Louis K Meisel (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. Louis K Meisel (Author). His gallery in Hallandale Beach, Florida, housed the world’s largest collection of commercial illustration art. As of 1975 he published numerous articles about magazine, advertising, calendar, pulp, paperback, glamour and pin-up art.

The Great American Pin-Up by Charles G. Martignette; Louis K. Meisel A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions.

Martignette, Charles G. and Louis K. Meisel, The Great American Pin-Up (Taschen America, LLC; 2002). Martignette, Charles G. Meisel, Gil Elvgren: All His Glamorous American Pin-Ups (Taschen America, LLC; 2008). ISBN 978-3-8228-2930-1. Download as PDF. Printable version.

Charles G. Paintings from his collection have been exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution as well as many other American and European museums. Martignette died in 2008 in Hallandale, Florida

The works of Gil Elvgren, who has been dubbed The Norman Rockwell of Cheesecake, are detailed in this book which shows how his girls next door conquered America with charm, chic, and humor.

The works of Gil Elvgren, who has been dubbed The Norman Rockwell of Cheesecake, are detailed in this book which shows how his girls next door conquered America with charm, chic, and humor. Pinup Art. Global Perspectives. Martignette, Louis K. Meisel. Place of Publication. Martignette is an art dealer, art historian, journalist, and writer. Pictures from his collection have been exhibited in the Smithsonian Institution as well as many other American and European museums. Country of Publication.

by Charles G. Martignette and Louis K. Post-depression USA 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

by Charles G. Post-depression USA 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. The book contains a great biographical section discussing the life of Elvgren and his influences, which was fascinating to read. If you like the all American Mid-West girl serving you apple pie with a cheeky pout, this is likely to appeal. Then again it will also appeal to students of advertising history, mid 20th Century popular art, Pin Ups, Burlesque and Vintage style.

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Gil's girls: The seminal pin-up artist
Comments: (7)
Ustamya
I've heard of Gil Elvgren under a negative vein. "He's merely a smut artist who objectified women." is a common response to those who know of him from appearance alone.

This book does a stellar job proving this claim as a false and unjust marginalization perpetuated only by ignorance and a lack of culture.

A near complete collection of all of his works, this book explains the artistic relevance of each time period which he produced work. It displays his paintings in a beautiful fully colored adaption which although doesn't do the originals justice, works its hardest to live up to the impossible task. As a student of art, one can't help appreciating how Elvgren captures the anatomical complexities of each person, while also achieving a sort of innocence unique only to his works. The poses are inspiring and creative. Each pictures uses everythign to masterfully tell a story at a glance.

For those like myself who admire the old pinup artworks that help define a generation of advertisement, this book is not merely a perfect addition to your collection: It's a necessity.

Unrelated to the book, there were some minor warping and a couple of pages were stuck together from what appeared to be a minor spill along the lower pages. Not a problem at all.
Wyameluna
My SO makes fun of me because I absolutely LOVE pin-up art (I'm a woman). I would have it hanging all over the house if it didn't embarrass him so much.
That being said, I figured something a little more subtle would be a better way to share my love of this spectacular art so went in search of some pin-up books.
Gil Elvgren is a genius in his profession. His style is Iconic, beautiful, and just so well designed, and this collection is a fantastic portrayal of his work. He does a great job of capturing the clothing's weight and draping, as well as quirky cute expressions and features in the faces of all his images. For any fan of pin-up, you Must have Gil in your collection.
Doomwarden
If you're a fan of pin-up art, this is a fine addition for your library. It covers Elvgren's career with a wide range of his artwork. Image sizes within the book vary from small to full page. There seems to be a good distribution of image sizes throughout.
Alianyau
Gil Elvgren is surely one of the greatest artists of the last century. He had a way of capturing the figure, making it sexy but not dirty. A lost art, may I say.

Magnificent reference for drawing enthusiasts.
Hamrl
Nice hard bound edition, however the format was crowded with too many prints per page often overlapping and cutting into corners etc. That being said the print quality only fair due to the multiple prints per page and even the full size images had a photocopy like grain. Although not a art quality lithographic edition, the book is a nice coffee table copy and the publishers needed to give Elvgren's work a better edition.
POFOD
Va-va-VOOM
Awesome art, great quality, a must have for your collection!
Larosa
Without any knowledge; yet a curious fascination for a bygone era, I perused many of the illustrators famous for their cheesecake-girl-next-door pin ups of the fifties on the web. Gil Elvgren came up tops! As Rockwell held a mirror up to the American public, Elvgren manage to evoke Rockwellesque subtleties into his work too. Your eyes are attracted to the girls, however, other elements like a dog, a turtle, a prop like a diary, add to the charm of the work and to the total innocence of the girls. Living in the current "Raunch Culture" where female nudity is pervasive, this book transports you back to another time where the girls exude a level of desirability that Elvgren perfectly captured in his work. The luscious and lovingly delivered colour plates (some 500 of them) demonstrate Elvgren's evolution into the auteur of pin up illustrators, as he progressively developed real depth into to his work. This book is a perfect introduction to an incredible genius and an incredible artform
Fantastic Artwork. If you enjoy pin-up artwork, this book is a fantastic reference