Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust by Sarah Lea, Jasper Sharp, Lynda Roscoe Hartigan & Ben Street
4to. pp. 270. profusely illustrated in colour & b/w. chronology. bibliography. index. hardcover cloth (near fine condition - small stain to upper right corner of cover). [London]: Royal Academy of Arts, .
ISBN-10: 1910350214 / ISBN-13: 9781910352018
Published in conjunction with an exhibition.
Joseph Cornell (1903–1972) was one of the 20th century’s leading exponents of collage and assemblage. A connoisseur of an astonishing array of subjects, Cornell’s captivation with bygone imagery encompassed astronomical charts and geographical maps, Italian and Spanish Old Master paintings, historical ballet, early film, literature, poetry and ornithology. Most iconic among his works are his box constructions―microcosmic curiosity cabinets―filled with once-precious fragments that he collected in thrift shops in his native New York.