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    DescriptionAt the outset of his career, Norman Rockwell was not the most likely candidate for long-term celebrity; he was just one of many skillful illustrators working within the conventions of the day. But there was something tenacious about his vision, and something uncanny about his access to the wellsprings of public taste. 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. It seems familiar because it was everyone's dream of America; and it was unique because only Rockwell managed to bring it to life with such authority. This was, perhaps, an America that never existed, but it was an America the public wanted to exist. And Rockwell put it together from elements that were there for everyone to see. Rockwell helped preserve American myths, but, more than that, he recreated them and made them palatable for new generations. His function was to reassure people, to remind them of old values in times of rapid change.

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    Norman Rockwell
    332 Magazine Covers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christopher Finch
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 106 mm
    Height: 129 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 348 g
    ISBN 13: 9780789204097
    ISBN 10: 0789204096

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    BISAC V2.8: ART016000
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.3
    BIC subject category V2: AKC
    DC21: 741.6092
    BISAC V2.8: ART015000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15830
    B&T General Subject: 593
    Libri: B-062
    Thema V1.0: AKC
    Abbeville Press Inc.,U.S.
    Imprint name
    Abbeville Press Inc.,U.S.
    Publication date
    06 November 1997
    Publication City/Country
    New York