Enthralling Books: Utopia Parkway: The Life and Work of Joseph Cornell, by Deborah Solomon

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3 Responses to “Enthralling Books: Utopia Parkway: The Life and Work of Joseph Cornell, by Deborah Solomon”

  1. Jason Carl says:

    This sounds incredible. This entire series has been of the best things to come to this blog. Thanks so much!

  2. This is an excellent read. Combining the best of biography with an intimate view of a very exciting period in the American art world. I have had a rather curious relationship with Cornell. When I first began making my art, I had never heard of him. My work began very organically, just a smattering of things on my desk that somehow found their way into some boxes. It wasn’t until about 5 years into making them, that I found out about Cornell. One really weird thing was finding that he and I had both used the exact same rather obscure illustration from a 19th Century woodcut of a mechanical flying man in 2 collages, seperated by so much time and space. I have also  been fortunate to cross paths, with several important people from his life in the time I have been making my art.

  3. Anarcissie says:

    An excellent book about one of the greatest, most interesting, and most eccentric artists of the 20th century.

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