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Joseph Cornell and astronomy : a case for the stars

Author: Kirsten A Hoving
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides an in depth look at one artist's intense fascination with the science of astronomy. Joseph Cornell (1903-72) has often been viewed as a recluse, isolated in his home on Utopia Parkway, lost in the fairy tales and charming objects of his collages and assemblage boxes. Less commonly known has been Cornell's vested and serious interest in the history of astronomy and the cutting-edge discoveries made  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hoving, Kirsten A.
Joseph Cornell and astronomy.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2009
(OCoLC)609212634
Named Person: Joseph Cornell; Joseph Cornell; Joseph (Künstler) Cornell
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kirsten A Hoving
ISBN: 9780691134987 0691134987
OCLC Number: 190785291
Awards: Runner-up for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2009.
Description: xx, 307 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Contents: Cross-indexing the cosmos --
The celestial science of soap --
Movie stars --
Astronomia fantastica --
Observatories --
Science of the stars --
The twilight zone.
Responsibility: Kirsten Hoving.
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Explores why astronomy captivated Joseph Cornell, and considers hundreds of his works - found-footage films, three-dimensional space-object boxes, enigmatic collages, and cosmic ephemera - that  Read more...

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