Best of Norman Rockwell (Hardcover)
Norman Rockwell's son, Tom, has put together the absolute finest collection of his father's bounteous body of work, illustrations that bespeak the golden glow of pre- and post-WWII Americana. Rockwell senior, who said he depicted life "as I would like it to be," chronicled iconic visions of American life: the Thanksgiving turkey, soda fountains, ice skating on the pond, and small-town boys playing baseball-not to mention the beginning of the civil rights movement. Now, the best-selling collection of Rockwell's most beloved illustrations, organized by decade, is available in a refreshed edition. With more than 150 images-oil paintings, watercolors, and rare black-and-white sketches--this is an uncommonly faithful Rockwell treasury. The original edition has sold nearly 200,000 copies.
Tom Rockwell is the editor of Norman Rockwell: Artist and Illustrator, and he collaborated with his father on Norman Rockwell's autobiography, My Adventures as an Illustrator. He is also the author of books for young readers, including the award-winning How to Eat Fried Worms and, more recently, How to Fight a Girl.