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Hartigan, Lynda Roscoe, Joseph Cornell: Navigating the Imagination, New, Yale University Press, 2007, first edition, 11.5 x 9.8 x 1.3, hardcover, Near Fine/ Near Fine.

392 pp., 183 color and 114 b&w illustrations. 4to, cloth.

Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) was a self-taught yet highly sophisticated artist who is celebrated for his pioneering achievement in collage, assemblage, and film. Cornellís 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 artistís work in twenty-six years.

In her essay, Cornell scholar Lynda Roscoe Hartigan focuses on the seminal experiences and concepts that shaped Cornellís evolution as an American artist with a singular style of seeing. 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 sections - Navigating a Career, Cabinets of Curiosity, Dream Machines, Bouquets of Homage, Natureís Theater, Geographies of the Heavens, Crystal Cages, and Chambers of Time - explore the major ideas that recur in his work. The book also includes a bibliography, numerous illustrations of the artistís source material and previously unpublished works, and much more.    [Book ID # 2118]


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