Taschen’s “1000 Pin-Up Girls” is 576 pages of fun pin-up reprints.
The contents are largely of covers and pages from what passed for girlie magazines and the like back in the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and on into the early 70’s.
The book’s pages are generally full-page reprints of these magazines’ pages and covers.
The book comes with a high quality fold over paperback cover. The fold over part has some jacket writing on it is all … The hard cover book by a similar title is not the same book.
At a little under 8 tall, by 6 wide, by 2 inches thick and with close to 600 pages its a hefty bundle almost three pounds in weight.
About 1/2 of the pages are from covers of magazines like “Beauty Parade”, “Eyeful”, “Flirt”, “Titter”, “Wink” and “Whisper.”
The other 1/2 are full-page reprints of magazine content pages.
The content pages selected are usually of photo filled, some with a few editorial words ( often fictional ) which serve to lend a touch of excitement and context to the photo spreads …
In the front of the volume, there is a brief editorial on the book content printed on alternating pages up until page 47.
The rest of the book is devoted to purely magazine cover and content reprints.
This first section of the book has on the non editorial pages cover page reprints as well.
So, there are a lot of picture pages here …
Well, I use the word picture lightly.
Of the actual pictures (read Photographs) in the book, these tend to be of the black and white variety … detective like or often campy.
Most of the color images are air brush art pin-up of various women in scantily clad poses of what passed for as sexy as one could get back in the day … and is coming back huge by way of pinup photography today.
If you are a fan of this style of memorabilia, or if you’re looking for the occasional inspirations for some pin-up shoots you may be considering, this is a sweet purchase.
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