1000 Pin-up Girls by Taschen1000 Pin-up Girls by Taschen

1000 Pin-up Girls


Hardcover | July 20, 2017

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Never show everything: Big curves and suggestive smiles

“Girls, Gags & Giggles” ran publisher Robert Harrison’s recipe for dishing up pin-up to the American male. Men loved his tasty dishes, a mixture of strippers and starlets dressed in outfits so fetishistic no one noticed they were never nude. While other magazines delivered the girl next door, Harrison’s publications banked on bad girls in satin and leather, fishnet stockings, and six-inch heels performing slapstick stunts straight from the burlesque stage.

Harrison lured his readers in with vibrantly painted covers by top pin-up artists Earl Moran, Billy DeVorss and, most famously, Peter Driben. This Bibliotheca Universalis edition celebrates this eye-catching candy with every single cover from Beauty Parade, Wink, Titter, Eyeful, Flirt, and Whisper from 1942 to 1955, as well as interior spreads, featuring, among others, a budding Bettie Page. In an age when far more graphic material is the norm, 1000 Pin-Up Girls celebrates an era of pin-up and pulp style to fuel your erotic imagination.

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Bibliotheca Universalis — Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price!

Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing. Bibliotheca Universalis brings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia.
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Text in English, French, and German
Title:1000 Pin-up GirlsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:576 pages, 7.7 × 5.5 × 0.98 inPublished:July 20, 2017Publisher:Taschen America LlcLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3836520508

ISBN - 13:9783836520508

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent quality artwork This a good source if you are a creator of pinup images. The artwork consists of the cover pages of several "girlie" magazines that were published in the early to mid 1950's. There are also pages reproduced from the magazines that feature real models. All of the artwork is by one artist, so it is by no means a review of the genre. The magazines filled the pornographic gap between the days of the "French postcards" that were circulated surreptitiously between men who knew things; and the advent of Playboy. They were a bit tacky but they filled a need apparently. The book is a bit small in size and the binding is stiff. Not a lot of text and it is in English, German, and French.
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from ...beautiful artwork... ...very well reproduced, as to be expected by Taschen. Small format is the only drawback, but excellent value overall!
Date published: 2017-08-03