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Joseph Cornell's Manual of Marvels: How Joseph Cornell reinvented a French agricultural manual to create an American masterpiece


a wonderful facsimile of an almost unknown masterpiece via Joseph Cornell, introduced in a field, in conjunction with a extent of essays and an interactive DVD

one in all Joseph Cornell’s favourite pursuits was once to meander during the used e bookstalls of lower ny, sorting through antique e books, magazines, postcards, footage, and different ephemera searching for pieces to spark his inventive impulses. sometime within the early Thirties he discovered the journal d’Agriculture Practique (quantity 21, 1911), a voluminous hande book of recommendation for farmers. regardless that he was once very much an city creature, he adored French culture of that length, and the e book was once full of charming black and white engraving and photographs of pigs, horses, vegetables, and farm machinery. over the years Cornell altered and reinvented a number of the web pages within the journal. He inserted collages, photomontages, and occasional drawings; he crossed out words within the textual content and made French puns with differents. Hand-colored engravings, cutouts, and raise-ups intricately delivery the reader from web page to web page. The extraordinary magnificence of Cornell’s paintings at the journal has hardly ever been seen. It was once found out in his basement studio quickly after his loss of life in 1972 and is now within the selection of the Philadelphia Museum of artwork. due to its fragility, the paintings is not well known, even among Cornell scholars. Now, in a singular undertaking, sixty of essentially the most unusual web pages were re-created in digital facsimile, with cutouts, glue-ons, and different distinctive home made details. included in a especially designed field are a DVD of all of the paintings, including pop-up commentaries, and a extent of illustrated essays at the journal and Cornell’s inventive apply. 10three illustrations
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publisher: Thames cff0478 HudsonBinding: HardcoverLanguage: EnglishPages: 152

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