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Pin Up: A Modest History Hardcover – August 19, 1987

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 270 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Value Publishing (August 19, 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0517144352
  • ISBN-13: 978-0517144350
  • Product Dimensions: 12.1 x 9.1 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,375,413 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Leroy Dickson Jr on January 26, 1999
Format: Paperback
The Pin-Up is a history book with an artistic flare. Through well written text and 100's of photos, Mark Gabor describes the history of a pop icon; the pin-up girl. From Cheescake to fetish it's all described in accurate detail.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 26, 2001
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I first came across this book before at a used bookstore and bought it right on the spot.
Sadly, I lost the book and so have searched for a good while to get another copy of it so I was very pleased to see Amazon offering it.
This book is full of mostly black and white photos and gives the history of the pinup, both female and male. The pics of the men tend to be of famous actors while the women in the pics are largely unknown.
I found this book to be somewhat erotic in nature and would highly recommend it, especially if you are interested in the history of nude photography.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Steve on February 2, 2009
Format: Paperback
This book is great for educational purpose. If you're some pervert and thinking this book is some Playboy Magazine, then this isn't for you. However, this book goes back as far as 100 years of displaying nudity images/ pin-up and calendar girls for all sorts of reasoning, marketing or even personal pleausre. Understanding Vintage nudity andthe culture of the 60s or even the 1930s...sex sells! Of course there werent photoshop in those days and hairy women with some meat on their bones was the idea of beauty. It's a great book for references and understand the sex culture of America in the early days. Great photos and drawings from some of the best Artist of the time. Excellent book, should always be in an artist or photographers collection.
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16 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 10, 2001
Format: Hardcover
If you're looking for a book with pictures of Pin Ups by Vargas, Petty or Elvgren this is not the book for you. It is mostly graphic vintage nudes in black and white. I actually returned it because I was so disappointed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Free Falling on March 14, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This is the BEST pin up book I own (and I own a LOT). Highly recommended.
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