Joseph Cornell: Shadowplay Eterniday by Lynda HartiganJoseph Cornell: Shadowplay Eterniday by Lynda Hartigan

Joseph Cornell: Shadowplay Eterniday

byLynda Hartigan

Hardcover | August 5, 2017

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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 pioneeringmodern artist. Lavishly illustrated with more than seventy-five boxes andcollages, as well as images of the fascinating source material that the artistcollected to create his exquisitely crafted worlds, it communicates to thereader the sense of surprise and delight that one experiences on viewingthe 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 commentaryof Walter Hopps, art dealer, museum curator and director, and theartist’s personal friend; the wide-ranging scholarship of Richard Vine; andthe sensitivity of Robert Lehrman, a leading Cornell collector whose firsthandexperience lends this publication its distinctive intimacy. Among thetopics explored are the role of dualities in the artistic process, the dominantthemes of Cornell’s oeuvre, and the importance of his Christian Science faith.
Lynda Roscoe Hartigan is Chief Curator of the Peabody Essex Museum and former director of the Joseph Cornell Study Center.Walter Hopps is an art dealer and museum curator and director.Richard Vine is a wide-ranging scholar.Robert Lehrman is a leading Cornell collector.
Title:Joseph Cornell: Shadowplay EternidayFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:256 pages, 11.53 × 9.75 × 1.06 inShipping dimensions:11.53 × 9.75 × 1.06 inPublished:August 5, 2017Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0500976287

ISBN - 13:9780500976289