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AMERICAN MIRROR: THE LIFE AND ART OF NORMAN ROCKWELL. Deborah Solomon. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2013. 520 pp. with 80 ills. (8 col.). 24 x 16 cm. LC 2013-21682 ISBN 9780374113094 In English.
Publisher's description: The long-awaited biography of the defining illustrator of the twentieth century by a celebrated art critic Norman Rockwell, as much as Walt Disney or Ronald Reagan, provided America with a mirror of its dreams and aspirations... Solomon describes him as an obsessive personality who wore his shoes too small, washed his paintings with Ivory Soap, and relied on the redemptive power of storytelling to stave off depression. He wound up in treatment with Erik Erikson, the influential psychotherapist. American Mirror draws on unpublished papers to explore the relationship between Rockwell's anguished creativity and his genius for reflecting American innocence. "The thrill of his work," writes Solomon, "is that he was able to use the commercial form of magazine illustration to thrash out his private obsessions." In American Mirror Solomon, a biographer and art critic, trains her perceptive eye on both the art and the man. She also brilliantly chronicles the visual history of American journalism and the battle pitting photography against illustration.
Artist(s):Rockwell, Norman
Indexing: Western — United States — 1900-1945, Post-1945 — Painting, (Auto)Biography — Books/Illustration/Printing
Plans: 70
Worldwide Number: 155641
Hardcover $28.00t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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