Children's Stories and 'Child-Time' in the Works of Joseph Cornell and the Transatlantic Avant-Garde Hardback
Part of the Studies in Surrealism series
Focusing on his evocative and profound references to children and their stories, Children's Stories and 'Child-Time' in the Works of Joseph Cornell and the Transatlantic Avant-Garde studies the relationship between the artist's work on childhood and his search for a transfigured concept of time.
This study also situates Cornell and his art in the broader context of the transatlantic avant-garde of the 1930s and 40s. Analisa Leppanen-Guerra explores the children's stories that Cornell perceived as fundamental in order to unpack the dense network of associations in his under-studied multimedia works.
Moving away from the usual focus on his box constructions, the author directs her attention to Cornell's film and theater scenarios, 'explorations', 'dossiers', and book-objects.
One highlight of this study is a work that may well be the first artist's book of its kind, and has only been exhibited twice: Untitled (Journal d'Agriculture Pratique), presented as Cornell's enigmatic tribute to Lewis Carroll's Alice books.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 280 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 28/09/2011
- Category: History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -
- ISBN: 9781409401568
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