Joseph Cornell Shadowplay

Joseph Cornell

Shadowplay Eterniday

(Includes free DVD-rom)
  1. With essays by Lynda Roscoe Hartigan
  2. Richard Vine
  • ISBN 9780500976289
  • 27.90 x 23.50 cm
  • Hardback
  • 256pp
  • 231 Illustrations, 205 in colour
  • First published 2003
  • Distributed on behalf of Voyager Foundation
‘Almost like entering Cornell’s basement and twilight world … unique and valuable – an excellent insight for someone who hasn’t seen Cornell’s work, but also a great addition to the collections of his stalwart fans’ – The World of Interiors
'… gives viewers the opportunity to explore Cornell's universe through three-dimensional photographs of more than 250 of his boxes and collages'– New York Times

Published to celebrate the centenary of Joseph Cornell’s birth,
this book provides a fresh, multidimensional perspective on the pioneering American artist and communicates the surprise and delight of the actual boxes, with their toys, stuffed birds, maps and other paraphernalia of daily life.

Lavishly illustrated with over seventy-five of Cornell's boxes and collages, as well as images of the fascinating source material that the artist collected to create his exquisitely crafted worlds, the book explores the role of dualities in Cornell's processes, the major themes of his oeuvre, and the importance of his Christian Science faith.

The companion DVD-ROM 'The Magical Worlds of Joseph Cornell' delivers an encyclopaedic compendium of the artist’s works and source materials, the insights of numerous scholars and critics, access to Cornell’s experimental films and interactive opportunities that promote an utterly unprecedented investigation of his art. The DVD has been awarded the Gold Muse Award for Art 2004 by the American Association of Museums and was nominated for a BAFTA award in a new category of interactive DVD-ROMs.

Read a full review in the Washington Post

Lynda Roscoe Hartigan was director of the Joseph Cornell Study Center; Walter Hopps is an art dealer, museum curator and the artist’s personal friend; Richard Vine is an author and managing editor of Art in America; Robert Lehrman is a leading Cornell collector whose firsthand experience lends this volume its distinctive intimacy.