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Norman Rockwell's America [Hardcover]

Christopher Finch
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1 April 1976
This is a nostalgic anthology of Norman Rockwell's affectionate and lively pictures of 20th-century American life. The illustrations feature paintings, drawings and graphics from every period of Rockwell's career as an illustrator, including all his Saturday Evening Post covers.
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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (1 April 1976)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810904543
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810904545
  • Product Dimensions: 33 x 26.2 x 4.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,631,880 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Norman Rockwell's America 3 May 2013
By Brooks
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I bought this book as a gift for my American husband who has long been an admirer of Norman Rockwell's work. He remembers a lot of the pictures, magazine covers etc., from his childhood, and the book brought back lots of memories.

Norman's pictures are so appealing, especially those of rosy cheeked children and family gatherings, and his depictions of adults in different situations can be related to by most people. One series of pictures I liked in particular is of the 'Gossips.' The book is reminiscent of times when family life and work ethics were important to the majority.

All the Norman Rockwell books would make a great collection in any library.
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Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars  9 reviews
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars True Americanna 21 Mar 2005
By R. L. Hodges - Published on Amazon.com
Great book with 659 illustrations and biography of Norman Rockwell written by Christopher Finch. Rockwell's life span (1894 to 1978) is depicted in his paintings and illustrations including Saturday Evening Post, Boys Life and portraits of the United States Presidents of his time. He captured the every day events and human expressions in his unique style that is very heart warming. This is a true classic.
24 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars True Life 14 Aug 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Christopher Finch has captured Norman Rockwell's magnificent and intriguing use of art to compile a work of American History. Each painting featured in the book is an amusing, yet truthful look at American life in the early 1900's and on. This book is a must to have in any home library!
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars complete 1 Nov 2006
By GAI Gohari - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
if i wanted to have a complete culture in norman rockwell's art now i do.

this book is a very well made publication.

the art work is very well presented, pictures are great and high quality.

great purchase!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Rockwell book--recommend above others 6 May 2008
By silky69 - Published on Amazon.com
I like this book for the excellent quality of prints throughout. I also has several fold-out prints that could be used for framing, and a lot of prints that I have not seen before in other books. Nice.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars America of the past 28 Aug 2010
By D. Sherman - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
If you are a fan of Norman Rockwell and the subject matter that he paints, you must have this beautiful coffee-table type book. Every page, a pleasure.
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