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Cornell, Joseph

Works: 191 works in 568 publications in 6 languages and 19,203 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Experimental films  History  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Juvenile works  Biographical television programs  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Creator, Author, Illustrator, Artist, Director, Honoree, Film editor, Dedicatee, Producer
Classifications: N6537.C66, 709.2
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Joseph Cornell : master of dreams by Diane Waldman( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Out of the fantasies that enriched a private, often reclusive life, Joseph Cornell created a "poetic theater of memory." His box constructions and collages feature such characters as a Medici princess, birds, ballerinas, and movie stars. Using the seemingly commonplace materials that he collected in five-and-dime stores and other shops in New York City - cordial glasses, mirrors, marbles, and maps among them - along with clippings from books and magazines, childhood games, and Victorian illustrations, Cornell beckons us into a world at once distantly magical and tantalizingly, nostalgically "home."" "Diane Waldman first met Cornell in 1963, when she was writing her master of fine arts' thesis on the subject of his art, and their friendship continued until his death. Over the years, Waldman has written often about Cornell, adding to the analysis of his art her own personal knowledge gained from interviews with the artist and his family as well as Cornell's letters and papers. In this volume she probes Cornell's elusive imagery in his earliest Surrealist-inspired collages of the 1930s, his masterful box constructions of the 1940s and 1950s, his experimental films, and his final collages in his last years."--Jacket
Joseph Cornell : shadowplay, eterniday by Lynda Roscoe Hartigan( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 686 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
Joseph Cornell : stargazing in the cinema by Jodi Hauptman( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Best known for evocative box-constructions in which he assembled small objects and ephemera, the American surrealist Joseph Cornell (1903-72) was also a devoted fan of the cinema. He thrived on almost daily visits to movie theaters, amassed archives of films and film stills, created short motion pictures, and produced works honoring his favorite female movie stars. This book examines for the first time Cornell's "portrait-homages" to these actresses, Hedy Lamarr, Lauren Bacall, Greta Garbo, and Jennifer Jones, among others."--Jacket
Dime-store alchemy : the art of Joseph Cornell by Charles Simic( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 405 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 364 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 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 )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dime-store alchemy : the art of Joseph Cornell by Charles Simic( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Cornell and surrealism( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Cornell (1903-1972), the American pioneer of collage, montage, and assemblage art, is sometimes regarded as a solitary star within the constellation of great Surrealists. This volume considers connections between Cornell and the Surrealist group during the 1930s and 1940s, which mark Cornell's 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 Cornell's best-known works - the collages, small constructions of found objects, and classic shadow boxes - he took this key Surrealist method to new directions. This book also examines Cornell's achievement in other formats, including his ground-breaking collage film and the open-ended and nonlinear achives of printed materials that he called "explorations." Joseph Cornell and Surrealism also explores the ideas on art, literature, music, and dance that nourished his unconventional artistic output. -- from inside cover
The essential Joseph Cornell by Ingrid Schaffner( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 177 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
The amateur as auteur : discovering paradise in pictures by David Shepard( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 130 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
Joseph Cornell : du 13 mars au 8 avril 1989, Galerie 1900-2000 by Edouard Jaguer( Book )

16 editions published in 1989 in French and Italian and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film 1920-1970( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 37 restored avant-garde films from some of the most acclaimed names of American avant-garde filmmaking
Treasures from American film archives : 50 preserved films( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audiences associate American film with Hollywood studio productions. This anthology however celebrates other types of early films including documentaries, newsreels, avant-garde and independent works, amateur and home movies, animated and industrial films, and silent movies from the earliest years of motion pictures. Program 4 of this 4 part series contains 12 films
Joseph Cornell by Joseph Cornell( Book )

17 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and held by 56 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

Joseph Cornell : [exhibition] Firenze, Palazzo Vecchio, Sala d'Arme, 6 luglio - 13 settembre 1981 by Kynaston McShine( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in 4 languages and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth Bishop : one art( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and held by 32 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 )

12 editions published in 1993 in 3 languages and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Cornell, Joseph 1903-1972

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Корнелл, Джозеф

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