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  • Posted November 6, 2009

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    Americana

    Thank you to Hachette Book Group for my copy of this most impressive book. I've always loved Norman Rockwell; I own some of his prints, and I have even visited his museum in Vermont. (He has another museum in Connecticut.)

    This heavy volume satisfies my curiosity to find out the background of many of Rockwell's paintings. Any lover of art, Americana, or history would be pleased to own a copy. What a terrific gift idea! My copy is going on top of my living room coffee table for easy access.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 25, 2010

    very interesting

    I always been impressed by the quality and detail of Norman Rockwell artwork. This book gives us a view of the making of the masterpieces. It's actually very interesting, because, for some reason, i never thought that the paintings could have come from real people that he had photographed. I loved it.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Great book!

    I've enjoyed Norman Rockwell's illustrations for as long as I can remember. I found this book to be an exciting compendeum to the many books I own that showcase Rockwell's work. It's facinating to see how he used photographs of his models to create such life-like illustrations.

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  • Posted January 16, 2010

    Excellent book on Norman Rockwell's art

    As an artist I was intrigued enough by this book to buy it and get a peek at how Norman Rockwell thought through and created his paintings. It was a affirmation to me that it is OK to use photography as a reference when creating art, and since my art has a leaning towards nostalgia and history I often have to rely on vintage black & white photos. Along this topic, David Hockney has even tried to prove that the great Dutch painter, Jan Vermeer, used a type of photo projection box centuries ago.

    This book is a fun page-turner, with the photos juxtaposed along with the paintings. The characters and townspeople in Mr. Rockwell's world are delightful. This is an easy read and a slice of American life back a few decades, great fun.

    Chris Osborne www.ChrisOArt.com

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  • Posted January 10, 2010

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    Aid for Success

    I was amazed to find this book in nearby Barnes and Noble, and jumped at the opprotunity to purchase this. I keep this near my Nikon d80 and books of Andrew Wyeth. As a photographer and artist( feel free to view my gallery at http://www.flickriver.com/photos/15254782@N08/) I find this book most valuable and see how photography contributed to Rockwell's success.

    Not only are photos and paintings shown, but often people who provide first hand accounts of them incooporated into photos and lastly the painting.

    Excellant publication.

    Roger Wayne Green

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