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The Essential Joseph Cornell
Ingrid Schaffner
0810958333
April 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Joseph Cornell (1903-1972), 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 glass-front wooden boxes and frames. While evoking the Victorian era and childhood pastimes, Cornell developed a collage technique that radically transformed the way art could be made--and seen--for generations to come.


Utopia Parkway
Solomon Deborah
0878466843
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
Joseph Cornell (1903-72) lived in Queens with a domineering mother and severely handicapped brother while creating unique, haunting art: boxes filled with lovingly assembled objects and printed images. But this sympathetic biography demonstrates that he was more than an eccentric recluse, chronicling his friendships with other artists and his immersion in the avant-garde movements of his time. Art critic Deborah Solomon spikes her astute judgments with humor--noting her subject's fondness for epistolary relationships that spared him the unease of physical contact, she comments, "Cornell would have been great on the Internet." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

The New York Times Book Review, James R. Mellow
Sometimes--unaccountably--a...


Joseph Cornell
Kynaston McShine (Editor)
3791310631
June 2003
Hardcover
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The Indianapolis News
"This book offers a lush look at an American original."


Joseph Cornell
Jodi Hauptman
0300078382
Nov 1999
Hardcover
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The New York Times Book Review, Suzanne Ramljak
...Hauptman's study hints at the artist's sublimated passions and helps us detect the faint scent of eroticism and morbidity surrounding his hermetically sealed boxes.

Washington Post Book World
Joseph Cornell's distinctive 'Box-constructions' are among the most magical achievements of modern American art. . . . Hauptmann . . . focuses in this volume on a small group of Cornell's works that reflect his fascination with movies-including his 'portrait homages' to actresses Hedy Lamarr, Lauren Bacall, Jennifer Jones, Greta Garbo, and Marilyn Monroe. This is a very attractive volume with excellent color photos.

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A Joseph Cornell Album
Dore Ashton (Editor)
0306803720
August 2002
Paperback
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Hilton Kramer, New York Times Book Review
"The small boxes and collages upon which Cornell lavished his immense gifts are now among the most highly prized of contemporary works of art....Ashton dwells at length on those figures whom Cornell held in sacred regard....A great pleasure to read and look at."

Book Description
A lavishly illustrated homage to one of the twentieth century's most enigmatic artists. With affection and critical respect, a celebrated art historian has gathered an unprecedented wealth of material about the shy but immensely influential artist who lived on incongruously named Utopia Parkway in Queens, New York.

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Joseph Cornell: Master of Dreams
Diane Waldman
0810992523
April 2006
Paperback
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From Booklist
Cornell's exquisite boxes, intimate constructions filled with found objects and collaged images, merit repeated visits just as poems call out to be read again and again, and each new Cornell book discloses something fresh and illuminating about this most magnetic and lyrical of artists. Waldman, an art historian, author, and former curator and deputy director of the Guggenheim Museum, knew Cornell and was the first to study his unique art. Now, nearly four decades later, she brings a wealth of long-brewing insights to this gorgeous volume, which boasts not only Waldman's lucid and expert commentary on Cornell's intriguing influences but also some of the finest color reproductions of his work ever published. Waldman discusses Cornell's fascination with games, Victorian imagery, ballet, movies, all things French, the young...


Joseph Cornell
Lynda Roscoe Hartigan
0500976287
Oct 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The title of this extensive survey of Joseph Cornell's work, which ranges from his early collages to his famous "boxes," is drawn from Cornell's own designation for a concept of time indicating the eternal within the everyday. This idea very much informs the attitude of the various contributors to the volume-which comes with a DVD-ROM (not seen by PW) and is published to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Cornell's birth-who concentrate more on the mystical and emotional aspects of Cornell's work, as opposed to the conceptual or technical. While this inevitably leads to a preoccupation with Cornell's religious and sexual preferences, it also lends a charming accessibility and warmth to the text. The contributors do not hesitate to infuse their comments on individual pieces with their own personal experience with...


Weeds of the Northeast
Richard H. Uva
0801483344
January 1997
Textbook Paperback
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From Library Journal
Brown (founder of the North American Native Orchid Journal) provides a guide to 71 orchid species and varieties found growing wild in New England, New York, and adjacent areas of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, with an emphasis on distribution and tips for locating flowering colonies. He describes several orchid "hotspots"?e.g., The Northeast Kingdom (Vermont) and the Route 128 arc around Boston?including such unusual habitats as bogs and sand/gravel excavations near roads, which support certain orchid species. This book would be a natural for libraries in the region, but librarians may wish to compare it with William Chapman's Orchids of the Northeast (Syracuse Univ., 1996). Weeds of the Northeast is a more specialized reference to 298 species of weeds in agriculture, nurseries, gardens, turf areas, landscapes, and...


Joseph Cornell's Theater of the Mind: Selected Diaries, Letters and Files
Mary Ann Caws
0500282439
September 2000
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Joseph Cornell seems the perfect 20th-century artist as enigma: he led a frugal life in a small house in Queens, New York, crafting boxes with allusions to 19th-century opera and ballet using scraps of photographs, tiny objects, and found materials in framed combinations that place him among the best of modern artists. Caws has carefully selected about 1/30th of Cornell's diary entries; included many of his letters, which read like poems; added bits and pieces of file materials; and given us a view of the artist's quiet, cautious, and mysterious world in his own words. Caws's introduction and occasional sidebars explaining the context and timing of Cornell's writings are welcome contributions for the reader. Lovingly designed, and as understated as the artist , the book has only one flaw: its limited use of...


Joseph Cornell: Master of Dreams
Diane Waldman
0810912279
May 2002
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Cornell's exquisite boxes, intimate constructions filled with found objects and collaged images, merit repeated visits just as poems call out to be read again and again, and each new Cornell book discloses something fresh and illuminating about this most magnetic and lyrical of artists. Waldman, an art historian, author, and former curator and deputy director of the Guggenheim Museum, knew Cornell and was the first to study his unique art. Now, nearly four decades later, she brings a wealth of long-brewing insights to this gorgeous volume, which boasts not only Waldman's lucid and expert commentary on Cornell's intriguing influences but also some of the finest color reproductions of his work ever published. Waldman discusses Cornell's fascination with games, Victorian imagery, ballet, movies, all things French, the young...


Sharing Nature with Children
Joseph Bharat Cornell
1883220734
March 1998
Paperback
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Today's Librarian, July 1999
. . . deserves wider attention than it has yet received. . . an effective tool for creating a greater awareness and enthusiasm for the beauty of nature.


The Joseph Cornell Box

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Listening to Nature
Joseph Bharat Cornell
0916124355
Dec 1987
Paperback
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Joseph Cornell/Duchamp... in Resonance
Adapted by Ann Temkin
3893224319
October 1998
Hardcover
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Book Review
Joseph Cornell/Marcel Duchamp... In Resonance is a beautiful catalog of works by both of the artists, accompanied by eight essays that explore their work and their relationship. These essays include marvelous anecdotes and information about both the personal and artistic lives of the artists and how deeply they influenced one another. Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) was a somewhat reclusive American artist from Queens, New York, who was known for his small theatrical box constructions. Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968) was born in France and was an integral part of the avant-garde art world--he is often called the father of contemporary art. The focus of the book revolves around the "Duchamp Dossier," a varied collection of objects from Duchamp that Cornell collected. "There's no way of knowing whether the dossier was made in...


A Sharing Nature Walk
Joseph Cornell
1565890035
Aug 1992
Audio Cassette - Unabridged
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Joseph Cornell
Allan Stone
193260801X
October 2002
Paperback
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