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History of Girly Magazines (Klotz) Paperback – October 1, 2006

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About the Author

Dian Hanson is a twenty-five-year veteran of men's magazine publishing. She began her career at Puritan magazine in 1976 and went on to edit a variety of titles, including Partner, Oui, Hooker, Outlaw Biker, and Juggs magazines. In 1987 she took over the '60s title Leg Show and transformed it into the world's best-selling fetish publication. She is also the author of TASCHEN's Terryworld, Tom of Finland: The Comic Collection, and History of Men's Magazines six-volume set.
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Product Details

  • Series: Klotz
  • Paperback: 669 pages
  • Publisher: Taschen (October 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3822828424
  • ISBN-13: 978-3822828427
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.9 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,878,429 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Erotica historian Dian Hanson, author of the monumental 6-volume _The History of Men's Magazines_ (also published by Taschen), has produced what amounts to a one-volume summary of that gigantic work in this new book. Even in its "digest" size format, it's still a big chunk of work at nearly 700 pages and several thousand illustrations. It's thoroughly researched and the pictures and accompanying text are first-rate; Hanson, the former editor of one of the leading fetish magazines (Leg Show), plainly knows and loves her topic.

There are two problems, though, which prevent me from giving this book 5 stars, much as I'd like to. The first is the relatively small size of the pages, smaller in fact than a standard hardcover novel; this means many of the pictures have to be reduced in size to fit the pages, which hurts the detail. For a topic as dependent on illustrations as this, you really need the book to have at least letter-size (8 1/2 x 11 inches) or A4 (international letter-size) pages.

The second is that, despite being billed as a review of the girlie magazine from 1900 to 1969, over half the pages are given over to the 1950-1969 period. Admittedly, there is a huge wealth of material from those decades, but I should still have liked to see more material from, for example "La Vie Parisienne", which was the most famous French men's magazine of the late 19th and early 20th century.

The above criticisms notwithstanding, this book is most definitely a must-have for any serious classic-pinup collector, especially those collectors who haven't been fortunate enough to get their hands on Hanson's huge _History of Men's Magazines_ series. Add this to _The Best of American Girlie Magazines_ and _1000 Pinups_, also from the same publisher.
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This is a great book that covers exactly what the title says, History of Girly Magazines. There are both color and black and white images throughout the book, most in sharp focus. Most images are of magazine covers from all over the world. As an artist, it is nice to have a reference book like this, as it serves as a great reminder of past compositions and art styles.
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Great reference book. It shows that men are boob centric. I was hoping for more raw photos and behind the scenes.
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Fast shipping. Great seller. Great book, a must have for anyone interested in the history of girlie mags. The only thing keeping me from giving a five star review is that the book is a bit smaller than the hard back edition that I've run across.
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