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The Joseph Cornell Box: Found Objects, Magical Worlds

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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 ...more
Unknown Binding, 80 pages
Published October 28th 2006 by Cider Mill Press
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Charlotte
Aug 15, 2011 Charlotte rated it really liked it
This was quite a quick read as it's a small non-fiction book aimed at children, I think, so it's possibly cheating at add it to my 'read' list here. except my 'read' list isn't just a numbers game, & it's worth discussing & reviewing, I think.

It's a book in a box that's made up to look like one of Joseph Cornell's boxes, essentially. The book has a short biography of Cornell – suitable for children, and not particularly deep – then encourages readers to attempt their own collages and box
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Feb 14, 2008 Ketti rated it it was amazing
If you love this artist of bits and pieces as much as I do, you will enjoy learning about his eccentric mannerisms and life. He was a very solitary creature and also one of strict habit and organization.
Jim
Jan 27, 2013 Jim rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2013
Targeted more toward high school age folks, it's till a great intro to Cornell and his work and how to do similar work yourself. A gateway drug to the pile of Cornell books that I have on my desk now.
Mugren Al-Ohaly
May 07, 2014 Mugren Al-Ohaly rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2014
A small biography of Joseph Cornell as well as a guide to making a few boxes of one's own.
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