Friday, September 18, 2009
Review: NORMAN ROCKWELL: BEHIND THE CAMERA By Ron Schick
This book will bring good memories to baby boomers. My parents subscribed to the Saturday Evening Post and every month it would arrive with a new cover from Norman Rockwell. I grew up thinking that was the way life in the United States was all about -- very idyllic view.
The book covers the way Norman Rockwell created his covers by taking pictures of the different aspects of his design. Once he captured the parts he would piece them together and create a portrait. The book has interviews with some of the models (people) in the photos plus information on the techniques used by Rockwell. He was a perfectionist and he kept working on the details to get them perfect. I for one thank him for such care as I fully enjoyed his covers.
This book was reviewed by David Kamp in the November 2009 issue of Vanity Fair.
Thanks to Hachette for the opportunity to review this book.