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    Rockwell on Rockwell

    Anyone know where I can get a copy of this book at a reasonable price? I can only get a used copy because the book is out of print.

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    Try searching for the 1983 paperback reissue, called simply How I Make a Picture, ISBN 0823023842. Amazon has a bunch of copies starting at $40.00, but you may be able to do better with some searching. I managed to find a copy at a used book store for $9.50 a few years back.


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    Also, a lot of similar content (although not everything) is covered in Arthur Guptill's Norman Rockwell, Illustrator, which is much easier to come by. So you can try to get a copy of that one if you don't already have it.


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    I have Norman Rockwell, Illustrator.

    It's pretty neat, good info. and some nice sketches- though I haven't taken an honestly hard look at it.

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    Thanks Elwell, I appreciate it. I'll look into both.

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    I think the book also uses "My Adventures As An Illustrator" as a subtitle. There's a revised addition wiith an added chapter written by his son because Rockwell's career lasted decades after he originally wrote the autobiography. There are some great anecdotes about Bridgman, Meade Shaefer, Howard Chandler Christy, and Leyendecker in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadSamoan
    I think the book also uses "My Adventures As An Illustrator" as a subtitle.
    Different book. Rockwell on Rockwell was originally prepared as an advanced course for the Famous Artists School, and goes into detail about his process and technique.


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