Norman Rockwell: A Sixty Year Retrospective

by Norman Rockwell (Illustrator)

Other authorsThomas S. Buechner (Contributor)
Hardcover, 1972




Harry N. Abrams, Inc., (1972)


For seven decades Norman Rockwell captured the essence of the American spirit, creating art for magazines (more than 300 Saturday Evening Post covers), children's books, calendars, and advertisements, heartwarming and poignant images that touch us still. Norman Rockwell traces the evolution of the artist and his craft through his paintings, sketches, and photographs of him at home. And, of course, there is the artwork itself; the diverse array of full-color reproductions here represent Americans at work, at play, at home, and fighting for the Four Freedoms during World War II.

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LibraryThing member ajvbooks
A nice Light Weight retrospective of Rockwell's career. I like how it's layed out chronologically and includes both full color illustrations and pencil sketches.
LibraryThing member mahallett
i don't like this style of art book where the text and pictures are intermingled. you never know what works are being talked about as they are not on the page you're reading. works from different time periods are put together. too many back and whites. too many small pictures.
LibraryThing member booktsunami
That -- drama, pathos and passion, inexorably bound -- is Rockwell's legacy. His, Spielberg reminds us, was a "benign but important agenda," a desire for community, an appreciation of responsibility and patriotism, and the life-long conviction that the key to understanding our nation was to embrace our neighbor.


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