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Author Name:    Buechner, Thomas S.

Title:   Norman Rockwell - Artist and Illustrator

Binding:   Hard Cover

Book Condition:   Near Fine

Jacket Condition:   Very Good

Edition:   First Edition

Size:   Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall

Publisher:   New York Harry N. Abrams 1970

ISBN Number:   0810904527 / 9780810904521

Seller ID:   009789

A near Fine unmarked copy with Very Good+ dustjacket. A very large heavy volume of 328 pages - 44 x 32 centimetres. 614 illustrations including 111 in full colour. 'Norman Rockwell's subject is average America. He has painted it with such benevolent affection for so many years that a truly remarkable history has been compiled. Through wars, depression, civil strife, and the exploration of space, he has drawn subjects from the everyday happenings of which most lives are made. Millions of people have been moved by his picture stories about the awkardness of youth and the comforts of age, about pride in country, history, and heritage, about reverence, loyalty, and compassion. The virtues that he admires are very popular, and because he illustrates them using familiar people in familiar settings with wonderful accuracy, he describes the American Dream'. These words from Thomas S. Buechner, distinguished director of the Brooklyn Museum, explain Rockwell's enduring charm. And this volume, with its superb reproductions, including two-, three-, and even four-page spreads and foldouts in full colour, finally does justice to an artist whose works have most often been seen only in the impermanent mediums of magazines and calendars. The author discusses Rockwell's life and career, from his early training, through the development of his mature style, to his interest in the major social issues; particularly fascinating is the section devoted to the artist's technique, detailing the steps that may be involved from the first rough-idea sketch to the finished painting. A full index of the works by category helps to make the volume an invaluable addition to the history of American illustration. PLEASE NOTE: A VERY LARGE HEAVY VOLUME OF 4.7 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST


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