Cover image for Joseph Cornell/Marcel Duchamp --in resonance
Joseph Cornell/Marcel Duchamp --in resonance
Cornell, Joseph.
Publication Information:
Ostfildern-Ruit, Germany : Cantz ; New York, N.Y. : Distributed in North and South America by D.A.P., Distributed Art Publishers, [1998]

Physical Description:
343 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
General Note:
"Exhibition itinerary: Philadelphia Museum of Art, October 8, 1998--January 3, 1999 [and] The Menil Collection, Houston, January 22--May 16, 1999"--P. [8].

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N6537.C66 A4 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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This book chronicles the friendship and working relationship between two of the twentieth century's most innovative and influential artists--Joseph Cornell and Marcel Duchamp. The focus of this book is the box compiled by Cornell and dedicated to his friend Duchamp: the Duchamp Dossier, c. 1934-53, a hitherto publicly unknown artwork discovered in the artist's estate following his death.

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Library Journal Review

The expatriate Frenchman Duchamp was cerebral and urbane, while the sheltered Cornell is often portrayed as a poet. Yet they had a real and lasting friendship that sprang from an admiration for each other's work. One record remains of this largely private friendship: the "Duchamp Dossier," a box kept by Cornell and filled with scraps of paper and other fragmentary momentos. That "work" is reproduced here in painstaking detail, its contents spread over 50 pages; in addition, two other large sections of plates present dozens of works by each artist in very fine reproductions. Between these visual gems, five well-researched essays and a chronolgy explore the relationship and its meanings without forcing connections. Accompanying a show moving from the Philadelphia Museum of Art to Houston's Menil Collection, this catalog sheds new light on two major figures in 20th-century art. For all collections in academic and public libraries interested in 20th-century art.‘Douglas McClemont, New York (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.