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Vargas

Author: Alberto Vargas; Reid Austin
Publisher: New York : Bell Pub. Co. : Distributed by Crown Publishers, 1984, ©1978.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For more than sixty years, Alberto Vargas devoted his life to celebrating the beauty of American women with is ethereal paintings of voluptuous bodies and delicate faces. His work, long popular with women as well as men, is instantly recognizable to readers of Esquire and Playboy magazines, but few people know the fascinating life story of this famous South American painter. Vargas reveals his technique for  Read more...
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Vargas, Alberto, 1896-1982.
Vargas.
New York : Bell Pub. Co. : Distributed by Crown Publishers, 1984, ©1978
(OCoLC)707177558
Named Person: Alberto Vargas; Alberto Vargas
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alberto Vargas; Reid Austin
ISBN: 051733657X 9780517336571
OCLC Number: 11068892
Description: 128 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 31 cm
Contents: Introduction : a man and his woman --
The 20's and the follies --
The 30's and Hollywood --
The 40's and the "Varga" girl --
The 50's and the Vargas girl --
The 60's and the 70's.
Responsibility: by Alberto Vargas and Reid Austin ; foreword by Hugh Hefner.

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"For more than sixty years, Alberto Vargas devoted his life to celebrating the beauty of American women with is ethereal paintings of voluptuous bodies and delicate faces. His work, long popular with women as well as men, is instantly recognizable to readers of Esquire and Playboy magazines, but few people know the fascinating life story of this famous South American painter. Vargas reveals his technique for achieving his unique Vargas look, one of the most famous styles in all modern illustration."--Publisher's description.

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