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Synopsis:

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 theform 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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ISBN:
9783836503051
Author:
Elvgren, Gil
Publisher:
Taschen
Author:
Meisel, Louis K.
Author:
Martignette, Charles G.
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Nudes & Erotic
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
Individual Artists - General
Subject:
Art-Erotic Art
Subject:
Art - General
Subject:
General Art
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover, Jacketed, Sewn
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illustrations, color
Pages:
271
Dimensions:
12 x 9.1 x 0.9 in 3.53 lb

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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 theform 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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