This 1998 Editor's Choice Award winner of the Independent Publishing Association quickly sold-out the first printing of 10,000. It is a lively biography on American pin-up artist Gillette Elvgren, a commercial advertising artist of the WWII era. Told by the son of the artist, included are art techniques, pin-up paintings and a behind the scenes personal view of this legendary artist who inspired servicemen worldwide.
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Max Allan Collins’ credit list includes four suspense-novel series, film criticism, short fiction, and songwriting. Widely acknowledged as an authority on the pin-up, Collins is author of the Artist Archive Series.From Booklist:
Norman Rockwell and Maxfield Parrish may be the best-known American illustrators, but, say this lavish album's authors, had Gil Elvgren "not fallen into creating `pretty girl' calendar and advertising art, he might have earned a reputation to rival Rockwell's." Fortunately, many may think, he did fall. This glowing volume offers an authoritative biography of Elvgren, analysis of his career, and lush reproduction of his work, which, in the '40s and '50s, was everywhere--on Coca-Cola trays and ads, as Brown & Bigelow pinups, and in the auto parts retailer NAPA's calendars. "Elvgren, like Rockwell, is Americana," the authors maintain, "but it is Americana mixed lightly with erotica--an irresistible cocktail." Many of the reproductions are juxtaposed with the photographs of carefully posed models that Elvgren used as templates for his art. Seeing the real and the ideal, photo and painting, together discloses Elvgren's exceptional capability for subtly altering already pretty models' features to produce images of astonishingly bright attractiveness, at once wholesome and sexy. Elvgren was a master, as this book demonstrates. Mike Tribby
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Book Description Collectors Press, 1998. Book Condition: New. first American edition; 202 pp., Hardcover, NEW in a NEW dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # ZB1075287
Book Description Collectors Press, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A., 2001. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Known as the 'Norman Rockwell of Cheesecake' this oversize volume of Elvgren's art is profusely illustrated in full color. His meticulously choreographed photos of real life models provided Gil Elvgren's pin-up paintings with a genuineness and sincerety his rivals could not duplicate. With publisher's card laid in. [will require extra shipping for our International customers] Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 23243
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Book Description Collectors Pr, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1888054050