Wednesday, January 26, 2011

TAM Docents: Rockwell publication worth seeing

An excellent review by Elizabeth below. The store is carrying this book. We may have a copy in the ARC as well.

Thank you!



Jana Wennstrom | TACOMA ART MUSEUM

Manager of Public and Volunteer Programs

& Interim Director of Education

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February 26 – May 30, 2011


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From: []
Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 4:22 PM
To: Jana Wennstrom
Subject: Rockwell publication worth seeing


Dear Jana:


I am forever at the Timberland Library in Olympia, and over the past few months have been checking books out on Norman Rockwell.


Norman Rockwell Behind the Camera by Ron Schick is an excellent one that I thought the other docents might like to know about. It has side-by-side illustrations and photographs of the subjects he drew throughout the book.



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.



Elizabeth Walsh




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