The list author says: "I've always loved Rockwell's interpretation of Middle America and although he is most famous for his Post covers these few book explore all his work. I've reviewed some of them and uploaded inside pages so you can get a feel for the contents.
Because Rockwell is a popular buy some of the books below are available in several editions and I think it's worth searching the net to find good quality cheap copies. In particular the three volume 'Norman Rockwell and the Saturday Evening Post' by Donald and Marshall Stoltz with every Post cover is available in different editions. Mine is a limited edion slip-cased one that is probably available on net book sites."
"I think this is the best Rockwell book available especially if you can find the first edition from 1970. It has fold-outs and lots of tipped in paintings. I don't think later editions have this sumptuousness."
"This is probably the only book that looks in detail at Rockwell's painting techniques. Originally published in 1946 so it looks a bit old fashioned but it's full of fascinating detail. Look around the net for cheap (but good condition) second-hand copies."
"A book for the dedicated Rockwell fan. Norman took over 18,000 reference photos for his paintings and here you'll see dozens of them with the friends and neighbors who ended up in the final painting."
"A lovely book with fifty paintings that Norman created for the BSA yearly calendars. The book celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Scouts and so includes thirty-seven calendar and other paintings by Joseph Csatari which brings it up to 2009. Nicely designed with lots of full page paintings."
"One of Abrams tiny volumes (check out the product details) with all the Post covers but what is interesting is that the magazine logo and cover lines have been removed so all the paintings take on a sort of new look though I found it slightly annoying that they are so small."
"Mary Moline's reference book to all of Rockwell's work. Chapters include: magazine covers and illustrations; ads; portraits; greeting cards; calendars; book illustrations. As it came in 1979 the biographical material is not up to date. A thousand mono illustrations. Look around the net for second-hand copies."
"A selection of Rockwell festive season paintings with seventy-nine plates and a brief life story that actually has some interesting black and white photos. Various editions available to it's worth looking around, my copy is dated 1990."
"A large size paperback about Rockwell's life and a large selection of paintings with detailed captions. Includeds an interesting chapter, with photos, about his studios. Nicely designed with good paper."
"This is an example of several editions of Rockwell's work that makes for confusion. The Stoltz brothers edited three volumes in 1976 showing all the Post covers (almost life-size too) one to a spread. The reproduction, in my copy, is average. Search the net and the three copies can be picked quite cheaply. There is one edition that has the three books as one volume."