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Cornell, Joseph

Works: 172 works in 426 publications in 6 languages and 16,827 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Juvenile works  Catalogs  Pictorial works 
Roles: Creator, Author, Illustrator, Director, Artist, Dedicatee, Film editor
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 961 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."--BOOK JACKET
Joseph Cornell : shadowplay eterniday by Joseph Cornell( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 687 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."--BOOK JACKET
Dime-store alchemy : the art of Joseph Cornell by Charles Simic( Book )
11 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and French and held by 618 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."
Joseph Cornell : stargazing in the cinema by Jodi Hauptman( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 556 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."--BOOK JACKET
Joseph Cornell/Marcel Duchamp --in resonance by Joseph Cornell( Book )
17 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and German and held by 544 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 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."--BOOK JACKET
Joseph Cornell's Manual of marvels : how Joseph Cornell reinvented a French agricultural manual to create an American masterpiece ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 237 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 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The essential Joseph Cornell by Ingrid Schaffner( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 186 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 : du 13 mars au 8 avril 1989, Galerie 1900-2000 by Edouard Jaguer( Book )
10 editions published in 1989 in French and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joseph Cornell by Joseph Cornell( Book )
13 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and held by 40 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 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joseph Cornell by Joseph Cornell( Book )
8 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and French and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joseph Cornell : navigating the imagination by Joseph Cornell( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cornell's lyrical compositions combine found materials in ways that reflect a very personal exploration of art and culture and that represent his belief in art as an uplifting voyage into the imagination
Joseph Cornell : [exhibition] Firenze, Palazzo Vecchio, Sala d'Arme, 6 luglio - 13 settembre 1981 by Kynaston McShine( Book )
3 editions published in 1981 in Italian and English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joseph Cornell by Joseph Cornell( Book )
5 editions published between 1967 and 1975 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joseph Cornell by Joseph Cornell( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in Dutch and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inleiding tot het werk van de Amerikaanse surrealistische kunstenaar (1903-1972)
Joseph Cornell's theater of the mind : selected diaries, letters, and files by Joseph Cornell( Book )
7 editions published in 1993 in 3 languages and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joseph Cornell is at once a legendary yet living presence in American art. His famous boxes, with their ineffably perfect choice of elements - the stuffed birds, the buttons and toys, the fragments of old theatrical posters, the poignant allusions to the worlds of the 19th century ballet and opera - are some of the most recognizable signatures in all of 20th century art. This book is the first extended selection of Cornell's diaries and other written material to be published, and from his writings Cornell emerges as a deeply dedicated and conscious artist, though one whose personality was every bit as unusual as many had perceived. Cornell used his diaries as he used his boxes, to capture and preserve his passing feelings, his momentary urges, and his anguished hesitations. He was an incessant and brilliant recorder of his thoughts as he considered his art, or traveled to New York to haunt antiquarian bookstores and shops where he collected material for his boxes. We see here his deep immersion in French symbolist poetry and his intense interest in his surrealist contemporaries. We see also his plangent yearning for "les sylphides." the fairies of the ballet world who seemed to be reincarnated for him in the form of certain waitresses, dancers, actresses, and shopgirls of his own world. Cornell corresponded with an astonishing range of people including Parker Tyler, Marianne Moore, Tony Curtis, Robert Motherwell, and Susan Sontag. His letters were often sent in the form of collages, and several of them are reproduced in this book. Mary Ann Caws has edited these diaries from a vast and prolix collection of scribbled notes and journals left by Cornell. Her text, which provides an extended introduction to the life and work of Cornell, traces the unique correspondence of the life, the art, and the writings of a great American artist. In addition to John Ashbery's foreword, an appreciation of Cornell by Robert Motherwell is published here for the first time
Joseph Cornell, 1903-1972 by Joseph Cornell( Book )
8 editions published in 1992 in German and French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joseph Cornell : an exploration of sources : guide to the exhibition by Lynda Roscoe Hartigan( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joseph Cornell : memories by Diane Waldman( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Joseph Cornell
Kōneru, Jozefu
コーネル, ジョゼフ
English (185)
French (18)
German (10)
Italian (5)
Japanese (3)
Dutch (1)