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Norman Rockwell 332 Magazine Covers
 
 

Norman Rockwell 332 Magazine Covers [Kindle Edition]

Christopher Finch
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Now available for the first time as an e-book, Norman Rockwell 332 Magazine Covers features Rockwell's unique vision of America. All of his his justly famous cover illustrations for the Saturday Evening Post, painted between 1916 and 1963, are reproduced in splendid full color in a digital format, with commentaries by Christopher Finch, the noted writer on art and popular culture.

There are few more satisfying sights on a city street than a well-stocked newsstand, hung with a hundred or more magazines and periodicals, each competing for the attention of the potential customer. The American magazine cover enjoyed a Golden Age during the period that opened with the high-speed color press, and ended when subscription sales grew to paramount importance. Dozens of gifted artists made their reputations in this field. None of them, however, achieved the immense and sustained popular success enjoyed by Norman Rockwell.

Although technically he was an academic painter, he had the eye of a photographer and, as he became a mature artist, he used this eye to give us a picture of America that was familiar—astonishingly so—and at the same time unique. The picture seemed familiar because it was everyone’s dream of America; it was unique because only Rockwell managed to bring it to life with such authority. Rockwell held up a friendly mirror to the society he lived in, and Americans have looked into this glass and seen themselves as warm, decent, hard-working citizens of a country bountiful enough to accommodate their boundless optimism.

About the Author

Christopher Finch was born in Guernsey, Channel Islands, in 1939 and came to the United States in 1968 to join the curatorial staff of the Walker Art Centre in Minneapolis. His books include the best sellers Norman Rockwell's America, The Art of Walt Disney, and Rainbow, a biography of Judy Garland, which was turned into a film. His other books, as well as many articles for magazines on both sides of the Atlantic, have dealt with various aspects of contemporary painting and popular culture.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 143291 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Abbeville Press (3 Sep 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00E257UI4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #224,892 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very poor image quality 25 April 2009
Format:Hardcover
I was very disappointed upon receiving this book. The quality of the images is really bad, especially for a book of such a renowned artist. These are scans from the magazines and not the actual paintings. Both the details and colours are completely off from the original paintings. If you merely want to have a catalogue of Norman Rockwell's magazine covers, then this is for you, but if you want to appreciate the artist's work look someplace else.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing work 12 Feb 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Excellent book with the amazing illustrations of Norman Rockwell. Good reference book for the library and great to see his large range of work.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended, Buy It 13 Mar 2010
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Very good, 332 images, pocket size, easy to carry. The quality of the images is above average, not that bad as stated in the previous review. Very enjoyable.
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