The Joseph Cornell Box: Found Objects, Magical Worlds

The Joseph Cornell Box: Found Objects, Magical Worlds

by Joan Sommers, Ascha Drake
     
 

Working with found objects, pages from old books, and dime-store trinkets, self-taught artist Joseph Cornell (1903–1972) transformed everyday materials into extraordinary universes. By collecting and carefully juxtaposing his treasures in small, glass-front boxes, this pioneering artist invented visual poems exploring themes as varied as the night sky, the

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Working with found objects, pages from old books, and dime-store trinkets, self-taught artist Joseph Cornell (1903–1972) transformed everyday materials into extraordinary universes. By collecting and carefully juxtaposing his treasures in small, glass-front boxes, this pioneering artist invented visual poems exploring themes as varied as the night sky, the romantic ballet, glamorous movie stars, and bird habitats.

A lavishly illustrated and collaged book presents Cornell’s life and art, his sources of inspiration, and artistic process, along with six project ideas. Housed in a sturdy keepsake box with a see-through front window and removable grid, the package also includes materials to jump-start the creative process—printed sheets for collage, a metal ring, antique tags, and a magnifier.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933662428
Publisher:
Cider Mill Press
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Edition description:
BK&ACCES
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

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