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Cinegram Media Debuts Norman Rockwell CD

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Cinegram Media Debuts Norman Rockwell CD

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Cinegram Media, Inc. has announced the release of Norman Rockwell - The Man and His Art CD-ROM, an interactive title that includes nearly 500 of the artist's paintings.

According to the company, the new Cinegram/Rockwell CD-ROM-part of the company's Digital Treasures collection-delivers a revealing portrait of the artist who captured the atmosphere and essence of a more innocent America. Featuring a complete series of 324 of Rockwell's Saturday Evening Post cover illustrations in an electronic medium, the CD-ROM also includes covers from LOOK, McCall's, and other publications.

The CD provides illustrations, anecdotes, and behind-the-scenes information bites designed to inform and illuminate ardent Rockwell fans and neophytes alike. Rockwell - The Man and His Art allows the user to explore 20 of Rockwell's most famous illustrations in detail. Software developed for this program facilitates detailed, on-screen analysis using mouse-activated, point-and-click "visual analysis points." Anecdotal stories describe the inspiration behind and the secret "how-to" results of each work.

A "scrapbook" section offers participants an insight into the life and times of Rockwell and the history recorded in, and the role played by, RockWell's illustrations. …

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