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Description - Cornell, Joseph: Master of Dreams by Diane Waldman

Out of the fantasies that enriched an often reclusive life, the enigmatic American artist Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) created a world of enchantment with his famed shadow boxes and collages. Using common objects like glasses, marbles, and mirrors, Cornell's work evokes the strangeness of the familiar and the odd familiarity of the strange.Respected art historian and friend of the artist Diane Waldman probes the elusive imagery that marks Cornell's work. Interviews with Cornell and his family and access to the artist's papers inform her text. This richly illustrated book, now available in paperback, is one of the few to cover his entire career.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780810992528
ISBN-10: 0810992523
Format: Paperback / softback
(302mm x 223mm x 11mm)
Pages: 152
Imprint: Abrams
Publisher: Abrams
Publish Date: 31-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Diane Waldman

Diane Waldman, a distinguished art historian and Cornell expert, was the Deputy Director and Senior Curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.

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