Joseph Cornell: Shadowplay Eterniday

Joseph Cornell: Shadowplay Eterniday
Library Shelf Location 18.CORN
Publication Date 2012
Description Originally published to celebrate the centenary of Joseph Cornell’s birth, this lavishly illustrated book provides a fresh, multidimensional perspective on the pioneering American artist. With more than seventy-five boxes and collages, as well as images of the fascinating source material that the artist collected to create his exquisitely crafted worlds, the book communicates the sense of surprise and delight that one experiences upon viewing the actual boxes with their toys, stuffed birds, maps, clay pipes, marbles, shells, and other paraphernalia of daily life. The book’s essays bring together the expertise of Lynda Roscoe Hartigan, former director of the Joseph Cornell Study Center; the compelling commentary of Walter Hopps, art dealer, museum curator and director, and the artist’s personal friend; the wide-ranging scholarship of Richard Vine, author and former managing editor of Art in America; and the sensitivity of Robert Lehrman, a leading Cornell collector whose firsthand experience lends this publication its distinctive intimacy. Among the topics explored are the role of dualities in the artistic process, the dominant themes of Cornell’s oeuvre, and the importance of his Christian Science faith.
ISBN 9780500238998
Quantity 1
Pages 255
Authors Richard Vine, Lynda Roscoe Hartigan, Robert Lehrman, Walter Hopps
Format Hardback
Publisher Thames and Hudson Ltd, London
Related Artist Joseph Cornell
Categories Collage/Mixed Media, Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keywords Assemblages (sculpture), Boxes (medium)
Artist's Nationality American (USA)
Language English

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