Norman Rockwell: behind the camera

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Little, Brown and Co., Oct 22, 2009 - Art - 224 pages
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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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(More pictures at parkablogs.com) Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera is a book that brings you behind the scenes to look at how the legendary artist uses photographs for his paintings. It's filled ... Read full review

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User Review  - Laura Najemy - Goodreads

The book provides details of Norman Rockwelll used photography to prepare his paintings, as well as his technique of projecting an image on canvas. It was absolutely fascinating to read about his process. Read full review

Contents

Foreword by John Rockwell
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The Illustrator and the Camera by Stephanie Haboush Plunkett
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Behind the Camera CHAPTER
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Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Ron Schick is a writer and editor specializing in the history of photography. He is the author, with Julia Van Haaften, of The View from Space: American Astronaut Photography. Schick lives in New York City.

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