• [Gil Elvgren: All His Glamorous American Pin-ups (25th Anniversary Hardcover) (Product Image)]
  • Currently Unavailable Gil Elvgren: All His Glamorous American Pin-ups (25th Anniversary Hardcover)
    Author: Louis K Meisel
    Published by: Taschen
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Description

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.

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Hardback
Cat. No.
1617177
EAN
9783836503051
ISBN
9783836503051