Joseph Cornell (1903Â–1972) was a self-taught yet highly sophisticated artist who is celebrated for his pioneering achievement in collage, assemblage, and film. Cornellâ€™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. This stunning book is published to accompany the first retrospective of the artistâ€™s work in twenty-six years.
In her essay, Cornell scholar Lynda Roscoe Hartigan focuses on the seminal experiences and concepts that shaped Cornellâ€™s evolution as an American artist with a singular style of seeing.Â His transformation of found materials, distillation of far-flung ideas and traditions, and mingling of the vernacular and the erudite resonate with the spirit of synthetic innovation associated with American art and culture. Additionally, eight thematic sectionsÂ–Â–Navigating a Career, Cabinets of Curiosity, Dream Machines, Bouquets of Homage, Natureâ€™s Theater, Geographies of the Heavens, Crystal Cages, and Chambers of TimeÂ–Â–explore the major ideas that recur in his work. The book also includes a bibliography, numerous illustrations of the artistâ€™s source material and previously unpublished works, and much more.
Author : Lynda Roscoe Hartigan
ISBN : 0300111622
Language : English
No of Pages : 392
Edition : 1
Publication Date : 11/15/2007
Format/Binding : Hardcover
Book dimensions : 11.57x9.84x1.18
Book weight : 0.05
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