The Art of Pin-Up $168

To say pin-up art — the drawings, paintings, and pastels of scantily-clad ladies that adorned so many publications of the last century — is popular would be an understatement. But despite its newfound popularity, the original artworks were hardly revered; many were destroyed immediately after printing. The Art Of Pin-Up celebrates this nostalgic artform with 500+ pages split up into chapters covering the 10 ten artists of the genre, each of which is profiled in depth, as well as thumbnail bios — and artwork — from 80 additional artists. And thanks to the painstaking reproductions — many of the works were photographed on-site at the world’s largest archive — it’s like having one of the world’s best pin-up galleries on your coffee table.