Norman Rockwell

Norman Rockwell

Behind the Camera

Book - 2009
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Grand Central Pub
Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera is the first book to explore the meticulously composed and richly detailed photographs that Norman Rockwell used to create his famous artworks. Working alongside skilled photographers, Rockwell acted as director, carefully orchestrating models, selecting props, and choosing locations for the photographs--works of art in their own right--that served as the basis of his iconic images. Readers will be surprised to find that many of his most memorable characters-the girl at the mirror, the young couple on prom night, the family on vacation-were friends and neighbors who served as his amateur models. In this groundbreaking book, author and historian Ron Schick delves into the archive of nearly 20,000 photographs housed at the Norman Rockwell Museum. Featuring reproductions of Rockwell's black-and-white photographs and related full-color artworks, along with an incisive narrative and quotes from Rockwell models and family members, this book will intrigue anyone interested in photography, art, and Americana.


Baker & Taylor
Offers insight into the work and methods of the celebrated American illustrator, describing with lavish reproductions of numerous works his efforts at the sides of skilled photographers who combined models, props, and locations that served as the basis of Rockwell's iconic images.

Hachette Book Group
<!--StartFragment--> Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera is the first book to explore the meticulously composed and richly detailed photographs that Norman Rockwell used to create his famous artworks. Working alongside skilled photographers, Rockwell acted as director, carefully orchestrating models, selecting props, and choosing locations for the photographs--works of art in their own right--that served as the basis of his iconic images. Readers will be surprised to find that many of his most memorable characters-the girl at the mirror, the young couple on prom night, the family on vacation-were friends and neighbors who served as his amateur models. In this groundbreaking book, author and historian Ron Schick delves into the archive of nearly 20,000 photographs housed at the Norman Rockwell Museum. Featuring reproductions of Rockwell's black-and-white photographs and related full-color artworks, along with an incisive narrative and quotes from Rockwell models and family members, this book will intrigue anyone interested in photography, art, and Americana.
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Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316006934
0316006939
Characteristics: 224 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm

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duane767
Apr 03, 2013

I love Rockwell's stuff and wasn't aware of his use of photography and models. It was really interesting to see the slight changes that Rockwell would make and how his final images would actually be produced. I don't think there will ever be another artist like him. Great book for his fans.

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22950009541673
Apr 12, 2010

This book illustrates how he set up and photographed "scenes" to use for his painting. I am still trying to decide if it detracts from his work.

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