Title: Norman Rockwell: Pictures for the American People
Author: Rockwell, Norman; Hennessey, Maureen Hart, and Larson, Judy L. (Curated by)
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. Publishers, New York
Publication Date: 1999
Edition: Not Stated
Book Condition: NF
D-j Condition: NF
Synopsis: Accompanying the first major traveling exhibition of works by Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), this volume presents a complete reappraisal of one of America’s most beloved artists. Contributors from a wide range of fields — including leading art historians, cultural critics, a renowned child psychiatrist, and a leading graphic designer — shed new light on the complexity of Rockwell’s art and his place as a shaper of mass-media imagery. Stunning color plates reproduce Rockwell’s paintings in crisp detail, and the essays set them in fresh contexts, discussing such themes as Rockwell’s urban scenes; the reaction by both black and white Southerners to Rockwell’s historic civil rights painting The Problem We All Live With; and Rockwell’s role ill the development of American illustration. Above all, this important volume examines Norman Rockwell’s critical place in 20th-century American culture.