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JohnD
2008-Oct-18, 10:13 PM
All,
Anyone remember a paperback edition of one of the Zenna Henderson books about "The People", that had on the front cover a painting, of a young woman lying in grass, looking longingly at a farmhouse/barn on the ridge behind her?

A photograph appeared in the Saturday review section of a UK broadsheet paper, to accompany an article about a Canadian author , Alice Munro, who I have never read. The similarity to the Henderson book cover struck me immdiately, but I can't find the book, and I can't find a picture of it on the 'Net.

Please, can anyone point me to a pic of that book cover, or merely confimr my memory?

John

Paul Beardsley
2008-Oct-18, 10:46 PM
Ordinarily, this thread would interest me.

But I am not ready to forgive the original poster for this thread:

http://www.bautforum.com/about-baut/78888-there-mob-here.html

Calling people nazis for telling uninformed people that they are uninformed is not acceptable, to my mind.

hhEb09'1
2008-Oct-19, 12:37 AM
Anyone remember a paperback edition of one of the Zenna Henderson books about "The People", that had on the front cover a painting, of a young woman lying in grass, looking longingly at a farmhouse/barn on the ridge behind her?

A photograph appeared in the Saturday review section of a UK broadsheet paper, to accompany an article about a Canadian author , Alice Munro, who I have never read. The similarity to the Henderson book cover struck me immdiately, but I can't find the book, and I can't find a picture of it on the 'Net.

Please, can anyone point me to a pic of that book cover, or merely confimr my memory?Just from your description, I'd be willing to bet that both were takeoffs of Andrew Wyeth's painting Christina's World (http://www.moma.org/collection/browse_results.php?criteria=O%3AAD%3AE%3A6464&page_number=1&template_id=1&sort_order=1)

sarongsong
2008-Oct-19, 01:24 AM
Shatner strikes again! (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069072/) http://www.bautforum.com/images/icons/icon10.gif

KaiYeves
2008-Oct-19, 10:15 PM
Just from your description, I'd be willing to bet that both were takeoffs of Andrew Wyeth's painting Christina's World
I also. 'Love that painting!

JohnD
2008-Oct-20, 02:58 PM
Bingo!
Thank you hhEb! I didn't know that the cover was taken from, in fact used, a painting from an acknowledged artist, outside the canon of paperback cover illustrators. I'm sure that, given the subject of the review, the photograph was a reflection of that painting.

I am educated, thank you!

John

PS Yah, boo sucks, and nah, nah, ne-nah-nah, to Paul, who is behaving like a spoilt child!

KaiYeves
2008-Oct-21, 01:11 AM
Speaking of paintings, how many of the figures in Norman Rockwell's Apollo 11 Flight Team are real people and how many are just generic? I saw it today in Art and I was wondering that.

hhEb09'1
2008-Oct-21, 04:00 AM
Thank you hhEb! YW :)
Speaking of paintings, how many of the figures in Norman Rockwell's Apollo 11 Flight Team are real people and how many are just generic? I saw it today in Art and I was wondering that.Rockwell always painted real people, dint he? :)

He painted from models always, I think, and realistically. I'm not familiar with that painting, but I'd expect they'd not only be models but participants.

JohnD
2008-Oct-21, 01:45 PM
Picture of the picture here: http://thelunararchive.blogspot.com/
plus loads of signed photos of Nasa members. Go compare!

John

BigDon
2008-Oct-21, 02:26 PM
Niners!

Fazor
2008-Oct-21, 02:32 PM
Niners!
That's what I thought when I read the thread title too. Always eager to talk the Foot Ball, though I admittedly don't know much about most of those west-coast teams.

KaiYeves
2008-Oct-22, 12:26 AM
Picture of the picture here: http://thelunararchive.blogspot.com/
plus loads of signed photos of Nasa members. Go compare!
Useful link. I didn't know he only painted three space pictures!