Norman Rockwell: A Definitive Catalogue


The definitive Rockwell source in a two volume boxed set, depicting and documenting every known illustration done by the artist in a career spanning six decades.
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The definitive Rockwell source in a two volume boxed set, depicting and documenting every known illustration done by the artist in a career spanning six decades.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Lest anyone think that Rockwell painted only homespun scenes of Americana for Saturday Evening Post covers, this two-volume, 1200-page compendium of his known paintings and drawings sets the record straight. His forays into commercial art included lively, Dickensian Christmas cards and a strong charcoal of Abe Lincoln as a young rail-splitter. His biting canvas, Negro in the Suburbs, reminiscent of Ben Shahn, rings with a cry for social justice. His series of sketches of women gossiping transcends all genres, and his pictures of astronauts landing on the moon are genuinely moving. Ranging from wacky doodles to richly illustrated story illustrations, this mammoth catalogue, the product of 10 years' work, rescues Rockwell from his detractors and preserves those contributions worth saving. (September 29)
Library Journal
This landmark publication in the history of American illustration is the most complete documentation of Rockwell's work, comprising some 4000 works, with nearly every one illustrated. It is beautifully printed, bound, and boxed. The artist's massive output is classified into seven categories: covers, advertisements, illustrations, etc. Within categories the division is by publication or company commissioning the work, and then by date. While this system is logical, the lack of indexing makes locating a particular work extremely difficult. Also, in a work of this size and expense, the bibliography and biographical outline are disappointingly meager. Nevertheless, the body of the catalogue is an impressive and valuable reference work. Daniel J. Lombardo, Jones Lib. Inc., Amherst, Mass.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780961527310
  • Publisher: Norman Rockwell Museum at Stockbridge, MA
  • Publication date: 7/1/1986
  • Edition description: Slipcased 2 Volume Set
  • Pages: 1283
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 12.50 (h) x 4.10 (d)

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