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Cornell, Joseph

Works: 174 works in 394 publications in 7 languages and 14,050 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Experimental films  History  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Juvenile works  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Creator, Author, Illustrator, Director, Film editor, Artist
Classifications: N6537.C66, 709.2
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Most widely held works about Joseph Cornell
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Most widely held works by Joseph Cornell
Joseph Cornell : shadowplay, eterniday by Lynda Roscoe Hartigan( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Published to celebrate the centennial of Joseph Cornell's birth in 1903, this book provides a fresh, multidimensional perspective on the pioneering modern artist. Lavishly illustrated with over 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 to the reader 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, chief curator at the Peabody Essex Museum and former director of the Joseph Cornell Study Center; the compelling commentary of Walter Hopps, art dealer, museum curator, and the artist's personal friend; the wide-ranging scholarship of Richard Vine, author and 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."--Jacket
Dime-store alchemy : the art of Joseph Cornell by Charles Simic( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The task Charles Simic undertakes in this diverse, essentially unclassifiable book is one of illumination and tribute. Rather than constrict his response to Joseph Cornell's surreal art to the objective terms of critical analysis, Simic sets out to recreate in a different medium - the written language of the poet - the experience of viewing Cornell's enigmatic constructions of boxes, collages, and film. Partly an appreciation of Cornell's work, partly an appropriation of his method, Dime-Store Alchemy interweaves elements of art history, poetry, and biography in a series of short texts that create a kind of poetic equivalent to Cornell's visual art. The artist's premise that the world is beautiful, but not sayable becomes Simic's as well. From incisive meditations on Cornell's methods and aims, Simic moves to create his own assemblages in the spirit of Cornell and the poets he admired - Dickinson, Whitman, and Poe. The resulting prose poems are studded with the same unlikely combinations of found objects and dime-store jewels that inhabit Cornell's boxes. Simic's evocative images, like Cornell's, defy rational explanation but instead invite the viewer to participate in the imaginative life of the art, "to make up stories about what one sees." This highly personal consideration of one of the most important visual artists of the twentieth century conveys the same spirit of chance, the same playful celebration of the miraculous properties of the commonplace, that distinguishes the work of an artist who is, as Simic writes, "in the end unknowable."
Treasures IV American avant garde film, 1947-1986( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents 26 films by artists who helped to redefine cinema. Shows an array of film types and styles, from abstract animation to documentary and balances acknowledged classics with rediscoveries. The films are drawn from the preservation work of five of America's foremost avant-garde archives: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Anthology Film Archives, The Museum of Modern Art, The New York Public Library, and The Pacific Film Archive. None of the titles has been available before on good-quality video in the United States
Joseph Cornell's Manual of marvels : how Joseph Cornell reinvented a French agricultural manual to create an American masterpiece by Analisa Pauline Leppanen-Guerra( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joseph Cornell's Manual of marvels introduces one of Joseph Cornell's most brilliant yet least-known works. The 'Untitled book object : Journal d'agriculture pratique et journal de l'agriculture, ' as the work is formally known, is extremely fragile ... Our ambition has been to make the entire work accessible. To that end, Joseph Cornell's Manual of marvels includes an interactive CD that will allow the reader to explore the entire book; a collection of essays about Cornell and the making of the Untitled book object; and an abridged facsimile edition of the book."--[Vol. 2], p. 5
A Joseph Cornell album by Dore Ashton( Book )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential Joseph Cornell by Ingrid Schaffner( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Joseph Cornell and surrealism( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Cornell (1903₆1972), the American pioneer of collage, montage, and assemblage art, is sometimes regarded as a solitary star within the constellation of great Surrealists. The essays in 'Joseph Cornell and Surrealism' consider connections between Cornell and the Surrealist group during the 1930s and 1940s, during Cornell₂s artistic development and the heyday of Surrealism in the United States. He shared with the Surrealists his basic conception of the visual image as the product of poetic juxtaposition. In his best-known works--the collages, small constructions of found objects, and classic shadow boxes--he took key Surrealist methods in new directions. The essays also examine Cornell₂s achievement in other formats, including his ground-breaking collage film and the open-ended and nonlinear archives of printed materials that he called ₃explorations, ₄ as well as the art, literature, music, and dance that nourished his unconventional artistic output.00The essays in this volume for the catalogue Joseph Cornell et les surréalistes à New York, published to accompany the exhibition of the same name that was co-organized by the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon and The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia.00Translation of the French original edition from 2013: 9782754107273
The amateur as auteur discovering paradise in pictures by David Shepard( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American experimental film has existed since the technological inception of cinema, through its adolescent rambles of 1900-1919, rising phoenix-like during the high silent era, and finally matured and spread throughout the '30's and onward. The background against which the experimentalists toiled provides a fascinating review of Americana coupled with numerous cross-currents, successes and failures, and an unfailing desire to create on film an image that can be viewed as an independent and provocative art. These home-made films incorporate avant-garde strategies and techniques to achieve a true sense of cinematic intimacy
Dovecotes, hotels, and other white spaces : 20 October-25 November, 1989 by Edouard Jaguer( Book )

15 editions published in 1989 in 3 languages and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Cornell by Diane Waldman( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and Dutch and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inleiding tot het werk van de Amerikaanse surrealistische kunstenaar (1903-1972)
Masterworks of American avant-garde experimental film, 1920-1970( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 37 restored avant-garde films from some of the most acclaimed names of American avant-garde filmmaking
Joseph Cornell, 1903-1972 by Joseph Cornell( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in German and French and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ABC's by Charles Henri Ford( Book )

2 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Joseph Cornell box : found objects, magical worlds : from the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago by Joan Sommers( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth Bishop one art( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the life and work of American poet Elizabeth Bishop. Examines her preoccupation with perception and explains why her craftsmanship is so admired. Illuminates her work with art by Joseph Cornell and the poet's own paintings and collages, combined with discussions and commentary by Mark Strand and Howard Moss. Designed for use in a television course on modern American poetry
Joseph Cornell's theater of the mind : selected diaries, letters, and files by Joseph Cornell( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keuze uit brieven en het archief van de Amerikaanse surrealistische kunstenaar (1903-1972)
Joseph Cornell/Marcel Duchamp --in resonance by Joseph Cornell( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book chronicles the friendship and working relationship between Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968) and Joseph Cornell (1903-1972), two of the twentieth century's most innovative and influential artists. Joseph Cornell/Marcel Duchamp ... in resonance publishes for the first time the Duchamp Dossier (c. 1942-53) - a hitherto publicly unknown collection compiled by Cornell and discovered in the artist's estate following his death in 1972. The small objects, typed and handwritten notes, and ephemera found within the Duchamp Dossier provide an absorbing record of the interchange between these two artists, which included Cornell's assisting Duchamp on the assembly of his edition de ou par Marcel Duchamp ou Rrose Selavy (commonly referred to as the Boite-en-valise)." "Both artists were intrigued by the connection between art and the found object, and they shared a fascination with replicated images and the processes of reproduction. They had parallel interests in optical devices, ephemeral mediums (such as glass, dust, and paper), filmmaking, and graphic design. The book focuses in depth on Duchamp's box editions and Cornell's often neglected "explorations," arranged files of printed matter, notes, and ephemera related to individuals or specific themes."--Jacket
The Devil's plaything American surrealism by Bruce Posner( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Edwin S. Porter and other early filmmakers used bizarre sets, fantastic costumes, and magic lantern tricks to illuminate their fantasy films. American parody supplied Douglas Fairbanks with enough unusual material to produce the truly surreal When the clouds roll by (1919). The expressionistic Cabinet of Dr. Calagari (1919) influenced American sensibilities throughout the 1920s as seen in Beggar on horseback (1925), The life and death of 9413-a Hollywood extra (1927) and The telltale heart (1928). The emphasis shifted when amateurs J.S. Watson, Jr., Joseph Cornell, and Orson Welles crafted a unique variety of American surrealism on film unfettered by European concerns"--Container
Joseph Cornell : Wanderlust by Joseph Cornell( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) was one of the twentieth century's leading exponents of collage and assemblage. A connoisseur of an astonishing range of subjects, Cornell was captivated with bygone imagery encompassing astronomical charts and geographical maps, as well as Italian and Spanish Old Master paintings, historical ballet, early cinema, literature, poetry, ornithology and astronomy. Most iconic among his works are the box constructions filled with once-precious fragments that he collected from the thrift shops of his native New York; the results of his collecting "microcosmic cabinets of curiosity" echo the great Enlightenment projects of amassing and categorising material. This book is landmark publication examining this remarkable artist's oeuvre. It brings together some of his most compelling assemblages and box constructions. Exhibition: Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK (4.7.-27.9.2015) / Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria (20.10.2015-10.1.2016)
Utopia Parkway : the life and work of Joseph Cornell by Deborah Solomon( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of the artistic innocent whose creations emerged as happy accidents from his hands. Yet Cornell and his work were cherished by the leading avant-garde figures of his day, and artists who agreed on little else agreed on Cornell's originality. Utopia Parkway - the product of Deborah Solomon's decade of sustained attention to Cornell, and the first serious biography of him - reveals him as a brilliant and relentlessly serious artist whose works are among the monuments of
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Joseph Cornell : shadowplay, eterniday
Alternative Names
Cornell, Joseph, 1903-1972

Joseph Cornell

Joseph Cornell Amerikaans filmregisseur

Joseph Cornell artista statunitense

Joseph Cornell artiste et cinéaste proche du surréalisme

Joseph Cornell US-amerikanischer Bildhauer, Maler und Experimentalfilmer

Kōneru, Jozefu

Корнелл, Джозеф

جوزيف كورنيل

ژزف کورنل مجسمه‌ساز، نقاش، و کارگردان آمریکایی

コーネル, ジョゼフ



English (136)

French (17)

German (10)

Japanese (3)

Italian (2)

Serbian (1)

Dutch (1)

Dime-store alchemy : the art of Joseph CornellA Joseph Cornell albumThe essential Joseph CornellThe Joseph Cornell box : found objects, magical worlds : from the collection of the Art Institute of ChicagoJoseph Cornell's theater of the mind : selected diaries, letters, and filesJoseph Cornell/Marcel Duchamp --in resonanceUtopia Parkway : the life and work of Joseph Cornell