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· Read ¿ Utopia Parkway: The Life And Work Of Joseph Cornell by Deborah Solomon ì I gave it four stars because I learned a lot and it was pleasant to read basically, cornell was a weirdo who was extremely constricted by guilt and fear and I feel like if he had lived in iowa, we wouldn t have even heard of him because he was near new york at the time when he was, he had an entrance into the art world I guess I had a very different idea of what his boxes were I thought of themas sort of memory box assemblages I mean, I didn t think about them much I don t know that I ve ever seen one in person and apparently that s the only way to properly appreciate them because they don t reproduce well in photographs and you miss things like the inset mirrors a lot of them were a lotspare than I imagined them but good for cornell, ol kind of creepy impotent ballet fixated christian scientist mama s boy social misfit cornell, he never learned to draw but he This biography of Cornell was hard for me to get into, but once I did I found it thought provoking and very affecting, because Cornell s life was so very strange and his work so simple yet mysterious Deborah Solomon is a knowledgeable art critic and biographer, and she tells Cornell s story with great sympathy Warning, this book has very low resolution black and white images, and not very many After I finished this I read Charles Simic s Dime Store Alchemy, which is a lovely evocation of Cornell I have always been fascinated by Cornell s work, and I look forward to seeing it again with new eyes.
I ve always loved Cornell s work I knew that he never moved away from home and was very reclusive, but Solomon really put him through the psychological wringer Her insights seem very probable and the resulting book gave me a clear picture of his intentions and process At some points I felt like I was standing right next to him in his basement or kitchen table as he chose and prepared the items for his boxes.
I felt deeply sorry for Cornell because his social awkwardness prevented him from having a richer exterior life He hated to part with his works and tried to avoid being an object of interest, although he counted many famous people as admirers I was sorry he was so in thrall to his mother And, while he dearly loved his brother, Robert, it was impossible for Ruth, if you re interested in plates, this is not the book which doesn t mean the text isn t good, I haven t read it A captivating book with superb plates is this 9, 2011 Utopia Parkway is a deeply moving book that took Deborah Solomon seven years to write and I must say I could have gone on reading it forever I was apprehensive because of rumors about her writing style being sensationalist and she recently lost her job at the NYTimes after some criticism from Ira Glass I read about the situation, and, much as I like Ira Glass, think he had a vested interest in the topic because he has been hired by Showtime and the way Solomon wrote his interview made it seem Glass was critical of the network when he was not.
I was introduced to Cornell s work by a friend with whom I worked at the art department at NBC, though I d probably seen som I gave it four stars because I learned a lot and it was pleasant to read basically, cornell was a weirdo who was extremely constricted by guilt and fear and I feel like if he had lived in iowa, we wouldn t have even heard of him because he was near new york at the time when he was, he had an entrance into the art world I guess I had a very different idea of what his boxes were I thought of themas sort of memory box assemblages I mean, I didn t think about them much I don t know that I ve ever seen one in person and apparently that s the only way to properly appreciate them because they don t reproduce well in photographs and you miss things like the inset mirrors a lot of them were a lotspare than I imagined them but good for cornell, ol kind of creepy impotent ballet fixated christian scientist mama s boy social misfit cornell, he never learned to draw but he This biography of Cornell was hard for me to get into, but once I did I found it thought provoking and very affecting, because Cornell s life was so very strange and his work so simple yet mysterious Deborah Solomon is a knowledgeable art critic and biographer, and she tells Cornell s story with great sympathy Warning, this book has very low resolution black and white images, and not very many After I finished this I read Charles Simic s Dime Store Alchemy, which is a lovely evocation of Cornell I have always been fascinated by Cornell s work, and I look forward to seeing it again with new eyes.
I ve always loved Cornell s work I knew that he never moved away from home and was very reclusive, but Solomon really put him through the psychological wringer Her insights seem very probable and the resulting book gave me a clear picture of his intentions and process At some points I felt like I was standing right next to him in his basement or kitchen table as he chose and prepared the items for his boxes.
I felt deeply sorry for Cornell because his social awkwardness prevented him from having a richer exterior life He hated to part with his works and tried to avoid being an object of interest, although he counted many famous people as admirers I was sorry he was so in thrall to his mother And, while he dearly loved his brother, Robert, it was impossible for Ruth, if you re interested in plates, this is not the book which doesn t mean the text isn t good, I haven t read it A captivating book with superb plates is this 9, 2011 Utopia Parkway is a deeply moving book that took Deborah Solomon seven years to write and I must say I could have gone on reading it forever I was apprehensive because of rumors about her writing style being sensationalist and she recently lost her job at the NYTimes after some criticism from Ira Glass I read about the situation, and, much as I like Ira Glass, think he had a vested interest in the topic because he has been hired by Showtime and the way Solomon wrote his interview made it seem Glass was critical of the network when he was not.
I was introduced to Cornell s work by a friend with whom I worked at the art department at NBC, though I d probably seen som Joseph Cornell is insane which is why I wanted to read his biography This biography readslike a story, relyingon narrative and description than facts like dates and so forth I m not big on biographies, but this was really easy to enjoy and gave a lot of information about where his art originated.
Fascinating book about Joseph Cornell Interesting insight into the New York art world of the fifties and sixties It is hard to believe that Joseph Cornell received recognition within the art community in his lifetime Without self promotion, I doubt that that would happen now Since I find obsessive personalities interesting, I found this book hard to put down.
No Artist Ever Led A Stranger Life Than Joseph Cornell, The Self Taught American Genius Prized For His Disquieting Shadow Boxes, Who Stands At The Intersection Of Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism And Pop Art Legends About Cornell Abound As The Shy Hermit, The Devoted Family Caretaker, The Artistic Innocent But Never Before Utopia Parkway Has He Been Presented For What He Was A Brilliant, Relentlessly Serious Artist Whose Stature Has Now Reached Monumental Proportions Cornell Was Haunted By Dreams And Visions, Yet The Site Of His Imaginings Couldn T Have Been Ordinary A Small House He Shared With His Mother And Invalid Brother In Queens, New York In Its Cluttered Basement, He Spent His Nights Arranging Photographs, Cut Outs And Other Humble Disjecta Into Some Of The Most Romantic Works To Exist In Three Dimensions Cornell Was No Recluse, However Admired By Successive Generations Of Vanguard Artists, He Formed Friendships With Figures As Diverse As Duchamp, De Kooning, And Warhol And Had Romantically Charged Encounters With Susan Sontag And Yoko Ono Not To Mention Unrequited Crushes On Countless Shop Girls And Waitresses All This He Recorded Compulsively In A Diary That, Along With His Shadow Boxes, Forms One Of The Oddest And Most Affecting Records Ever Made Of A Life It Is From Such Documents, And From A Decade Of Sustained Attention To Cornell, That Deborah Solomon Has Fashioned The Definitive Biography Of One Of America S Most Powerful And Unusual Modern Artists I enjoyed this bio very much I ve had the opportunity to see much of Cornell s work in various museum shows, and so I was happy to discover the back story of this artist and his somewhat insular world of Utopia Parkway.
I saw this in the bookstore at the Orange Co Museum of Art today Definitely something I want, as soon as I gear up to the 65 price tag.
This is arguably THE definitive biography for Joseph Cornell, and since it s publication in 1997, the author has diligently continued to update, add new findings, cut outdated content, for the 2015 edition which I ve just completed Anyone interested in details of Cornell s life from the variety of box construction series, galleries and shows, and shifts within his work, to personal details, including the relationships with his mother and brother, Robert, women and those he admired from afar should read this book That being said, this is not a book to consume in a couple of sittings As with any biography full of dense details of a life, heavily researched with interviews with those who knew him, diary excerpts, archival materials consulted, the content takes time to digest With this time,layers of detail emerge Joseph Cornell is not only significant for the work he produced a



Fascinating book about Joseph Cornell Interesting insight into the New York art world of the fifties and sixties It is hard to believe that Joseph Cornell received recognition within the art community in his lifetime Without self promotion, I doubt that that would happen now Since I find obsessive personalities interesting, I found this book hard to put down.
Joseph Cornell is insane which is why I wanted to read his biography This biography readslike a story, relyingon narrative and description than facts like dates and so forth I m not big on biographies, but this was really easy to enjoy and gave a lot of information about where his art originated.
I enjoyed this bio very much I ve had the opportunity to see much of Cornell s work in various museum shows, and so I was happy to discover the back story of this artist and his somewhat insular world of Utopia Parkway.
I saw this in the bookstore at the Orange Co Museum of Art today Definitely something I want, as soon as I gear up to the 65 price tag.
This is arguably THE definitive biography for Joseph Cornell, and since it s publication in 1997, the author has diligently continued to update, add new findings, cut outdated content, for the 2015 edition which I ve just completed Anyone interested in details of Cornell s life from the variety of box construction series, galleries and shows, and shifts within his work, to personal details, including the relationships with his mother and brother, Robert, women and those he admired from afar should read this book That being said, this is not a book to consume in a couple of sittings As with any biography full of dense details of a life, heavily researched with interviews with those who knew him, diary excerpts, archival materials consulted, the content takes time to digest With this time,layers of detail emerge Joseph Cornell is not only significant for the work he produced a

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