The Best of Norman Rockwell: A Celebration of America's Favorite Illustrator

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Norman Rockwell’s son, Tom, has put together the absolute finest collection of his father’s bounteous body of work, illustrations that bespeak the golden glow of pre- and post-WWII Americana. Rockwell senior, who said he depicted life “as I would like it to be,” chronicled iconic visions of American life: the Thanksgiving turkey, soda fountains, ice skating on the pond, and small-town boys playing baseball-not to mention the beginning of the civil rights movement. Now, the best-selling collection of Rockwell’s ...
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Overview


Norman Rockwell’s son, Tom, has put together the absolute finest collection of his father’s bounteous body of work, illustrations that bespeak the golden glow of pre- and post-WWII Americana. Rockwell senior, who said he depicted life “as I would like it to be,” chronicled iconic visions of American life: the Thanksgiving turkey, soda fountains, ice skating on the pond, and small-town boys playing baseball-not to mention the beginning of the civil rights movement. Now, the best-selling collection of Rockwell’s most beloved illustrations, organized by decade, is available in a refreshed edition. With more than 150 images-oil paintings, watercolors, and rare black-and-white sketches--this is an uncommonly faithful Rockwell treasury. The original edition has sold nearly 200,000 copies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762424153
  • Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/26/2005
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 492,189
  • Product dimensions: 10.06 (w) x 13.26 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author


Tom Rockwell is the editor of Norman Rockwell: Artist and Illustrator, and he collaborated with his father on Norman Rockwell's autobiography, My Adventures as an Illustrator. He is also the author of books for young readers, including the award-winning How to Eat Fried Worms and, more recently, How to Fight a Girl.
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  • Posted January 19, 2010

    the Best of Norman Rockwell

    I actually bought three copies of this book. One for myself and two for Christmas gifts. I just love it and both gifts went over well. If your a fan of Rockwell this is indeed a book that you will be happy with.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 1, 2013

    A beautiful book to keep on the coffee table so you can enjoy the pictures again, and again.

    We had recently been to a Norman Rockwell showing at our local art museum. Unfortunately, their gift shop didn't sell any books, so I
    immediately ordered "The Best of Norman Rockwell" by his son, Tom.
    It's a large book and the paintings reproduced within are gorgeous.
    Tom provides an interesting read of his father's wonderful talent. This is a great book to be shared by those of us who developed a love of Rockwell's work on The Saturday Evening Post covers. The ageless
    paintings should also inspire later generations to appreciate the great slice of American history that Rockwell preserved.

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