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    Elvgren (Taschen 25th Anniversary Special Editions) (Hardback)(English / French / German) By (author) Louis K. Meisel, By (author) Charles G. Martignette


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    DescriptionPost-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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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Louis K. Meisel, By (author) Charles G. Martignette
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 232 mm
    Height: 306 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 1,520 g
    ISBN 13: 9783836503051
    ISBN 10: 3836503050

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.2
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: PHO
    BIC subject category V2: AGB
    BISAC V2.8: ART016000
    BIC subject category V2: AFC, AJB
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15840
    LC classification: ND
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
    DC22: 759.13
    BISAC V2.8: ART023000
    Libri: FOTO2500, P0039727
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: AGB, AGA, JBCC1
    25, Special edition
    Edition statement
    Taschen's 25th anniversary ed
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (chiefly col.)
    Taschen GmbH
    Imprint name
    Taschen GmbH
    Publication date
    17 May 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Louis K. Meisel is owner and manager of one of the oldest contemporary art galleries in Soho, New York. He has published monographs on Charles Bell and Richard Estes, as well as the books Photorealism and Photorealism Since 1980. Charles G. 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.
    Review quote
    "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"