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Joseph Cornell

Diane Waldman

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Abrams
31 March 2006
Collage & photomontage; Non-graphic art forms; Individual artists, art monographs
Out of the fantasies that enriched an often reclusive life, the enigmatic American artist Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) created a world of enchantment with his famed shadow boxes and collages. Using common objects like glasses, marbles, and mirrors, Cornell's work evokes the strangeness of the familiar and the odd familiarity of the strange.

Respected art historian and friend of the artist Diane Waldman probes the elusive imagery that marks Cornell's work. Interviews with Cornell and his family and access to the artist's papers inform her text. This richly illustrated book, now available in paperback, is one of the few to cover his entire career.
By:   Diane Waldman
Imprint:   Abrams
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 302mm,  Width: 223mm,  Spine: 11mm
Weight:   800g
ISBN:   9780810992528
ISBN 10:   0810992523
Pages:   152
Publication Date:   31 March 2006
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Diane Waldman, a distinguished art historian and Cornell expert, was the Deputy Director and Senior Curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.

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