Joseph Cornell: Secrets in a Box Alison Baverstock
Published: to coincide with the centenary of Joseph Cornells birth, this childs-eye view of one of Americas best-loved artists includes guidelines for making your own Cornell box. Children can relate to the art of Joseph Cornell. Look in their pockets and under their pillows and youll see the same kinds of treasures Cornell transformed into brilliant assemblages. This delightful, interactive exploration encourages young readers to experience the power and magic of Cornells visual poetry. Illustrated throughout with photographs and color illustrations as well as fascinating biographical information, the book takes readers through Cornells life (1903-73) to discover how he transformed everyday objects into enchanted masterpieces. Where did he get his inspiration from? What makes these boxes so intriguing? What kinds of feelings do they inspire? A detailed exploration of specific pieces- guidelines for recognizing and appreciating Cornells art, and step-by-step instructions for creating a Cornell box of your own make this unique book an irresistible experience for the Joseph Cornell in all of us. Less
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