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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:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Named Person: 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 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 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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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, Greta Garbo, and Marilyn Monroe; Cornell's genius lay in his transformation of everyday objects into enchanting realms; Cornell's loyalty to family led to his lifetime support of his mother and invalid brother, with whom he shared a modest house on Utopia Parkway in Queens, New York. 72 illustrations, including 47 plates in full color.

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