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Joseph Cornell: Shadowplay...Eterniday (edition 2003)

by Lynda Roscoe Hartigan, Walter Hopps, Richard Vine, Robert Lehrman

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Title:Joseph Cornell: Shadowplay...Eterniday
Authors:Lynda Roscoe Hartigan
Other authors:Walter Hopps, Richard Vine, Robert Lehrman
Info:Thames & Hudson (2003), Hardcover, 272 pages
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Joseph Cornell: Shadowplay...Eterniday by Lynda Roscoe Hartigan

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The DVD included with this text is mind-blowing. One of my greatest frustrations with work like Cornell's is that I can't pick it up, shake it, or play with it. In some short video clips included on the disc, they do just that: light sources move around the shadow boxes in ways I wouldn't thought of, bottles are removed from racks and examined, glass balls tinkle against container walls. It's the first time I've seen an art DVD that gives me an experience I otherwise couldn't have had.

The book itself is lavish nearly to the point of silliness. ( )
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Your today is followed by no tomorrow and comes after no yesterday / Your today is eternity. St. Augustine
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Dedicated to Walter Hopps 1932-2005 whose vision inspired this book and illuminated the magical worlds of Joseph Cornell
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“The American Surrealist sculptor who evoked enchanting, metaphysical worlds by magical combinations of found objects in small boxes . . . a wonderful introduction to the artist’s world.” —Wall Street Journal

Originally published to celebrate the centennial of Joseph Cornell’s birth, this book provides a multidimensional perspective on the pioneering modern artist. Lavishly illustrated with more than seventy-five boxes and collages, as well as images of the fascinating source material that the artist collected to create his exquisitely crafted worlds, it communicates to the reader the sense of surprise and delight that one experiences on 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, former director of the Joseph Cornell Study Center; the compelling commentary of Walter Hopps, art dealer, museum curator and director, and the artist’s personal friend; the wide-ranging scholarship of Richard Vine; 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. 231 illustrations, 205 in color

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"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.… (more)

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