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The essential Joseph Cornell

Author: Ingrid Schaffner; Joseph Cornell
Publisher: New York, NY : Wonderland Press : H.N. Abrams, 2003.
Series: Essential series (Wonderland Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Joseph Cornell, the American assemblage artist, was a quirky (but passionate) collector of bric-a-brac who used trinkets, scraps of paper, paint, and lots of glue to arrange imaginative worlds inside of glass-fronted wooden boxes and frames. Did you know that: Cornell's infatuation with movie stars inspired some of his most famous works, which he created as tributes to the women he adored from afar: Lauren Bacall,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Biographies
Named Person: Joseph Cornell; Joseph Cornell; Joseph Cornell
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ingrid Schaffner; Joseph Cornell
ISBN: 0810958333 9780810958333
OCLC Number: 51993286
Description: 111 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 16 cm.
Contents: Unpacking Joseph Cornell --
Poet of everyday life --
Perverse pleasure --
Five easy pieces = One essential factor --
Boyhood interrupted --
Hard knocks and daydreams: 1921-31 --
Making toys for adults: 1932-40 --
Utopia parkway --
Secret squirrel --
Working for the woman --
Passionate about photography --
Opening sensation --
Symbolist by nature --
Full-fledged collage artist: 1940-50 --
Balletomane --
Year of the suitcase: 1942 --
Cornell's "museum" of women and girls --
Look, but don't touch! --
Old age and grand pop: 1963-72 --
Scattered remains of the day.
Series Title: Essential series (Wonderland Press)
Other Titles: Joseph Cornell
Responsibility: Ingrid Schaffner.

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Giving an account of the life and work of Joseph Cornell, this volume offers professional and personal anecdotes, colour reproductions, and concise sidebars on the major players and the cultural and  Read more...
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