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Biographies, Memoirs, Diaries

      

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Arshile Gorky: The Plow and the Song
Edited by Matthew Spender.

Author of From a High Place: A Life of Arshile Gorky, Matthew Spender presents a new expanded edition of his 2010 publication Arshile Gorky: Goats on the Roof, with never-before-published material, including diary entries and >>more

Hauser & Wirth Publishers
ISBN 9783906915081
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Flexi, 6.25 x 9 in. / 600 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 06/26/2018 In stock


Arthur Cravan: Maintenant?
Edited with text by Emmanuel Guigon. Text by Georges Sebbag, Jean-Paul Morel, Laurence Madeline, Erich Weiss, Aitor Quiney.

In the course of his brief life, the adventurer, poet and boxer, Arthur Cravan (1887–1918) galvanized the avant-garde circles of Paris and New York with his pugnacious attitude, handsome looks, his romance with Mina Loy, >>more

Silvana Editoriale/Museu Picasso
ISBN 9788836637379
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Hbk, 6.25 x 8.75 in. / 320 pgs / 200 color.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018 In stock


Brazilian Intelligence
By Max Bense. Edited with afterword by Georg Vrachliotis.

This travelogue by German philosopher Max Bense (1910–90) explores 1960s Brazil. Published for the first time in English, and including unpublished archival material, this important work of German postwar literature records his encounters with concrete >>more

Spector Books
ISBN 9783959052146
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Pbk, 4.25 x 7.25 in. / 80 pgs / 40 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/19/2019 Awaiting stock


Brion Gysin: His Name Was Master
Edited by Andrew M. McKenzie. Introduction by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Carl Abrahamsson.

Brion Gysin (1916–86) has been an incredibly influential artist and iconoclast: his development of the “cut-up” technique with William S. Burroughs has inspired generations of writers, artists and musicians. Gysin was also a skilled networker >>more

Trapart Books
ISBN 9789198324365
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Pbk, 6 x 8.5 in. / 350 pgs.
Pub Date: 04/24/2018 In stock


Günter Grass: Six Decades
Edited by G. Fritz Margull, Hilke Ohsoling. Translation by Krishna Winston.

Six Decades grants us a privileged look behind the normally closed door of Nobel Laureate Günter Grass' (1927–2015) studio. For well over half a century Grass worked unceasingly as a writer, sculptor and graphic artist. >>more

Steidl
ISBN 9783869309682
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Clth, 7.25 x 9.5 in. / 608 pgs / 200 color / 660 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/19/2019 Awaiting stock


Juliet Hartford: Huntington Hartford
Text by Juliet Hartford. This book tells the career and life story of the A&P supermarket heir and American businessman Huntington Hartford (1911–2008), as told by his daughter Juliet Hartford. Huntington Hartford’s grandfather founded the Great Atlantic & Pacific >>more

Steidl
ISBN 9783958291638
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Hbk, 11.25 x 13 in. / 208 pgs / 180 color.
Pub Date: 02/19/2019 Awaiting stock


Laura Carpenter: The Gallery Years, 1974–1996

Laura Carpenter was instrumental in bringing contemporary art to Santa Fe in the mid-1990s. She began her career as a gallerist in Dallas, Texas, showing artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Martin Puryear. Upon her >>more

Radius Books
ISBN 9781942185413
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Hbk, 8.75 x 11.5 in. / 224 pgs / 130 color.
Pub Date: 02/19/2019 Awaiting stock


Ralph Gibson: Self-Exposure

Ralph Gibson's career-long passion for the printed page culminates in his amazing life story

Self-Exposure is the autobiography of celebrated American art photographer Ralph Gibson. With his 80th birthday on the horizon in January 2019 and >>more

Heni Publishing
ISBN 9781912122103
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Pbk, 9 x 13 in. / 396 pgs / 285 color.
Pub Date: 11/20/2018 In stock


Song of Arirang
By Nym Wales, Kim San. Edited with afterword by Dongyoun Hwang. Introduction by Arlif Dirlik. Text by George O. Totten III.

First published in 1941 and long unavailable, Song of Arirang tells the true story of Korean revolutionary Kim San (Jang Jirak), who left colonized Korea as a teenager to fight against Japanese imperialism and fought >>more

Kaya Press
ISBN 9781885030566
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Pbk, 5 x 7 in. / 512 pgs / 7 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/19/2019 Awaiting stock


Surreal Lovers
By Margaret Hooks.

Surreal Lovers recounts the lives and loves of a group of artists and writers during one of the most creative and catastrophic periods of human history. It centers on the life of the painter Max >>more

La Fábrica
ISBN 9788417048006
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Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 376 pgs / 22 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/25/2018 Out of stock


                                                                                        

VISUAL BOOK INDEX | ACTIVE BACKLIST

Another Promised Land: Anita Brenner’s Mexico
Edited with text by Karen Cordero Reiman. Text by Doris Berger, Tatiana Flores, Linde B. Lehtinen, Laura Mart, Ilan Stavans.

One of the most fascinating women of the early 20th century, Anita Brenner (1905–74) was a Mexican-American Jewish writer who played a vital role in making Mexican art and culture accessible to American audiences.

She came >>more

Skirball Cultural Center
ISBN 9780998669304
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Pbk, 7.5 x 9.5 in. / 296 pgs / 90 color / 40 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/28/2017 In stock


Charles Dickens and His Circle
By Lucinda Hawksley. In this new volume, historian and award-winning author Lucinda Hawksley explores the life of her great-great-great-grandfather, Charles Dickens (1812–70)—one of the first people to whom the term “celebrity” in its modern sense was applied, and >>more

National Portrait Gallery
ISBN 9781855145962
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Pbk, 5.5 x 8.75 in. / 120 pages / 45 color.
Pub Date: 04/26/2016 In stock


Charting The Here Of There
Edited by Ron Padgett. Translated by Rosmarie Waldrop. Charting the Here of There contains a world of French-American exchange--a world governed by back-and-forth, double conciousness and the magic inherent in translation and mistranslation, as well as the fantastic, poetic mystery and possibility that >>more

Granary Books/The New York Public Library
ISBN 9781887123631
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Paperback, 7 x 10 in. / 166 pgs / 108 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/02/2003 Out of stock


Don't Tell Sybil
By George Melly. Don’t Tell Sybil is a libidinous memoir by a master raconteur. George Melly (1926–2007) was impossible to ignore in London cultural circles between the 1950s and 90s. He first came to attention as a jazz >>more

Atlas Press
ISBN 9781900565653
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Hbk, 7 x 7.75 in. / 176 pgs / 1 color / 31 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/31/2014 In stock


Duchamp: A Biography
By Calvin Tomkins. First published to great acclaim in 1996, New Yorker writer and art critic Calvin Tomkins’ biography of the influential artist Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968) has been out of print for many years. Now, The Museum of >>more

The Museum of Modern Art, New York
ISBN 9780870708923
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.75 in. / 560 pgs / 119 b&w.
Pub Date: 07/31/2014 In stock


Edgewise: A Picture of Cookie Mueller
By Chloé Griffin. Contributions by John Waters, Mink Stole, Gary Indiana, et al. Cookie Mueller (1949-1989) was a firecracker, a cult figure, a wild child, a writer, a go-go dancer, a mother and a queer icon. A child of suburban 1950s Maryland, she made her name first as >>more

Bbooks Verlag
ISBN 9783942214209
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Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 336 pgs / 230 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/30/2014 Out of stock


Frate Francesco / Friar Francis
By Carlo Bottero, Stefano Brufani, Flavia de Sanctis, Cristina Roccaforte.

For eight centuries the presence and the influence of Francis’s life and deeds have made themselves felt in the history of Christianity and in that of the rest of humanity, too. Published for the 2014 exhibition >>more

Skira
ISBN 9788857226668
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Pbk, 9.5 x 11.5 in. / 152 pgs / 90 color.
Pub Date: 04/07/2015 In stock


Great Masters and Unicorns
By Konrad O. Bernheimer. According to legend, the horn of the unicorn could counteract poison and purify water. The collector Lehmann Bernheimer used to cite this myth regarding an item in his collection, which for centuries had been treasured >>more

Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775740692
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Hbk, 5.75 x 8.75 in. / 344 pgs / 46 color.
Pub Date: 02/23/2016 In stock


Groovy Bob
By Harriet Vyner.

Acclaimed on first publication, Harriet Vyner’s Groovy Bob is the cult biography of hedonistic gallery owner Robert Fraser and a dazzling evocation of 1960s culture and counter-culture. Taste-maker, heroin addict and promiscuous homosexual, Fraser astonished >>more

Heni Publishing
ISBN 9780993010392
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Pbk, 5 x 8 in. / 384 pgs / 20 color / 30 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/15/2017 In stock


Günter Grass: Catalogue Raisonné. Volume 1 - The Etchings
Edited by Hilke Ohsoling. Before Günter Grass achieved worldwide fame as a novelist, the future author of The Tin Drum studied sculpture at the art academies of Düsseldorf and Berlin. Over the past 60 years of artistic life, he >>more

Steidl The Masters
ISBN 9783865215659
US $145.00 CAN $195.00 SDNR30
Hardcover, 9.5 x 12.25 in. / 608 pages / 303 illustrations.
Pub Date: 02/01/2008 In stock


Günter Grass: Catalogue Raisonné. Volume 2 - The Lithographs
Edited by Hilke Ohsoling. >>more

Steidl The Masters
ISBN 9783865215666
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Hardcover, 9.5 x 12.25 in. / 742 pgs / 356 illustrations.
Pub Date: 02/01/2008 In stock


Incredible Tretchikoff
By Boris Gorelik. Vladimir Tretchikoff (1913–2006) lived a life as colorful as his instantly recognizable paintings. Born to a deeply religious Siberian family, he fought poverty, tragedy, captivity and near death to become one of the most celebrated >>more

Art / Books
ISBN 9781908970084
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Pbk, 5.5 x 8.5 in. / 304 pgs / 53 color / 30 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/30/2013 Out of stock


Jane Austen and her World
By Josephine Ross.

Although she joked to her sister Cassandra, in a letter of 1813, “I do not despair of having my picture in the Exhibition at last—all white & red, with my Head on one Side,” Jane >>more

National Portrait Gallery
ISBN 9781855147010
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Pbk, 5.5 x 7.75 in. / 120 pgs / 52 color.
Pub Date: 09/26/2017 In stock


Kippenberger
By Susanne Kippenberger. Translation by Damion Searls. Over the course of his 20-year career, Martin Kippenberger (1953–1997) cast himself alternately as hard-drinking carouser and confrontational art-world jester, thrusting these personae to the forefront of his prodigious creativity. He was also very much >>more

J&L Books
ISBN 9780982964286
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Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 592 pgs / 25 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/31/2013 In stock


Living Well Is the Best Revenge
By Calvin Tomkins. First published in 1971 and now available for a younger generation with a new introduction by the author, Living Well Is the Best Revenge is Calvin Tomkins' now-classic account of the lives of Gerald and >>more

The Museum of Modern Art, New York
ISBN 9780870708978
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.75 in. / 156 pgs / 83 b&w.
Pub Date: 12/31/2013 In stock


Marcel Duchamp: The Bachelor Stripped Bare
By Alice Goldfarb Marquis. Marcel Duchamp: The Bachelor Stripped Bare is not the first full-length biography of Duchamp, but it is the first to present him in all his human contradictions and to take a refreshingly objective look at >>more

MFA Publications
ISBN 9780878466443
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Hardcover, 6 x 9 in. / 368 pgs / 24 color / 64 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/02/2002 In stock


Pepys and His Contemporaries
By Richard Ollard. The Diary of Samuel Pepys is an indisputable treasure of English literature, and one of the most important documentary sources of the English Restoration period. Pepys’ Diary, maintained daily for almost ten years, records his >>more

National Portrait Gallery
ISBN 9781855145856
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Pbk, 5.5 x 8 in. / 120 pgs / 47 color / 9 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/26/2016 In stock


Shakespeare and Company, Paris
Edited with introduction by Krista Halverson. Foreword by Jeanette Winterson. Epilogue by Sylvia Whitman.

A copiously illustrated account of the famed Paris bookstore on its 65th anniversary

This first-ever history of the legendary bohemian bookstore in Paris interweaves essays and poetry from dozens of writers associated with the shop--Allen Ginsberg, >>more

Shakespeare and Company Paris
ISBN 9791096101009
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Hbk, 6.25 x 9.5 in. / 384 pgs / 225 color.
Pub Date: 09/27/2016 In stock


Shakespeare and His Contemporaries
By Charles Nicholl. William Shakespeare and his peers helped create not only a new kind of theatre in the Elizabethan era but also a new form of language. In an age of religious and political upheaval, they gave >>more

National Portrait Gallery
ISBN 9781855145801
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Pbk, 5.5 x 8 in. / 136 pgs / 54 color / 24 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/26/2016 In stock


The Anchored Angel
By Luis Cabalquinto. Edited by Eileen Tabios. Contributions by Nick Carbo, Jonathan Chua, Jose Garcia Villa. >>more

Kaya/Muae
ISBN 9781885030283
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Paperback, 6 x 9 in. / 288 pgs / 1 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/02/1999 In stock


The Blue Cupboard: Inspirations and Recollections
Text by Tess Jaray. This book was started as a memoir of my mother and subsequently developed into something more like a diary, covering my recollections of a postwar childhood in Worcestershire, an art-school education, and subsequent obsessions. It >>more

Royal Academy Publications
ISBN 9781910350096
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Cloth, 5 x 7 / 211 pgs / Illustrated throughout
Pub Date: 04/07/2015 Out of stock


The Death And Letters Of Alice James
By Alice James. Edited and with a biographical essay by Ruth Bernard Yeazell. Alice James (1848-1892) was the sister of Henry and William James, as literary as her more famous brothers, but--as was typical for a Victorian woman--never formally educated and thus deprived of any opportunity for a >>more

Exact Change
ISBN 9781878972200
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Paperback, 6 x 8 in. / 232 pgs.
Pub Date: 02/02/2004 In stock


The Eye Of The Fish
Artwork by Luis Francia. The first of Luis H. Francia's books of non-fiction to be published in the United States, The Eye of the Fish paints a vivid and detailed portrait of the terror, beauty and insistent humanity of >>more

MUAE Publishing
ISBN 9781885030313
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Paperback, 6 x 9 in. / 392 pgs / 1 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/02/2001 In stock


The Hierarchies of Cuckoldry and Bankruptcy
By Charles Fourier. Translated by Geoffrey Longnecker. Admired by Marx and Engels, the Surrealists, the Situationists, Walter Benjamin and Roland Barthes, the great utopian socialist Charles Fourier (1772-1837) has been many things to many people: a proto-feminist, a Surrealist ancestor, a cantankerous >>more

Wakefield Press
ISBN 9780984115556
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 94 pgs / 1 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/30/2011 In stock


The Physiology of the Employee
By Honoré de Balzac. Introduction and translation by André Naffis-Sahely. Illustrations by Louis Joseph Trimolet. If Honoré de Balzac's Treatise on Elegant Living addressed one crucial pillar of modernity--the "mode" itself, fashion--his Physiology of the Employee examines another equally potent cornerstone to the modern era: bureaucracy, and all of the >>more

Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781939663047
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 160 pgs / 55 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/31/2014 In stock


The Young Girl's Handbook of Good Manners for Use in Educational Establishments
By Pierre Louÿs. A bestselling author in his time, Pierre Louÿs (1870–1925) was a friend of, and influence on, André Gide, Paul Valéry, Oscar Wilde and Stephane Mallarmé among others. He achieved instant notoriety with Aphrodite and The >>more

Wakefield Press
ISBN 9780984115518
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 76 pgs / 1 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/28/2010 In stock


Three New York Dadas and The Blind Man
Introduction by Dawn Ades. Translated by Chris Allen. Three New York Dadas and The Blind Man relates the story of the triangular relationship between Marcel Duchamp, Henri-Pierre Roché and Beatrice Wood, told in the words of two of its protagonists; and also reprints >>more

Atlas Press
ISBN 9781900565431
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Hbk, 7 x 9 in. / 160 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 01/31/2014 In stock


Treatise on Elegant Living
By Honoré de Balzac. Honoré de Balzac's 1830 Treatise on Elegant Living was a keystone text on dandyism, preceding Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly's Anatomy of Dandyism (1845) and Charles Baudelaire's “The Dandy” (in The Painter of Modern Life, 1863), and >>more

Wakefield Press
ISBN 9780984115501
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 112 pgs / 1 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/28/2010 In stock


Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision
Text by Frances Spalding. Virginia Woolf's many novels--notably Night and Day (1919), Jacob's Room (1922), Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927) and The Waves (1931)--transformed ideas about structure, plot and characterization. Sister of Vanessa Bell, Woolf was a >>more

National Portrait Gallery
ISBN 9781855144811
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Pbk, 7.5 x 9.5 in. / 192 pgs / 100 color.
Pub Date: 08/31/2014 In stock



           

VISUAL BOOK INDEX | OUT OF PRINT

Julien Levy: Memoir Of An Art Gallery
Introduction by Ingrid Schaffner. Julien Levy opened his New York gallery in 1931, and the following year assembled the first Surrealist show ever held in that city. Over the next two decades he exhibited works by Dalí, Ernst, Joseph >>more

MFA Publications
ISBN 9780878466535
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Paperback, 5.5 x 8.25 in. / 368 pgs.
Pub Date: 10/02/2003 Not available


Kippenberger
By Susanne Kippenberger. Translated by Damion Searls. Over the course of his 20-year career, Martin Kippenberger (1953-1997) cast himself alternately as hard-drinking carouser and confrontational art-world jester, thrusting these personae to the forefront of his prodigious creativity. He was also very much >>more

J&L Books
ISBN 9780982964217
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Hbk, 6 x 9 in. / 564 pgs / 25 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/31/2012 Not available


Oscar Wilde and His Circle
Text by Simon Callow. One of literature's most witty personalities, Oscar Wilde captivated London society. In this perceptive appraisal of Wilde and those around him--including Aubrey Beardsley, Sir Max Beerbohm and Wilde's lover, Lord Alfred Douglas ("Bosie")--acclaimed actor and >>more

National Portrait Gallery
ISBN 9781855144781
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Pbk, 5.75 x 7.75 in. / 136 pgs / 70 color.
Pub Date: 07/31/2014 Not available


Stieglitz: A Memoir/Biography
By Sue Davidson Lowe. Foreword by Anne Havinga. "Stieglitz is as scholarly a production as anyone could wish, crammed with facts and trailing informative appendixes. It is also a loving and occasionally exasperated look at a contentious relative and the intimate circumstances that >>more

MFA Publications
ISBN 9780878466498
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Paperback, 6 x 9 in. / 512 pgs / 57 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/02/2002 Not available


The Worlds of August Strindberg
Edited by Bengt Wanselius. Foreword by Björn Meidal. Text by Björn Meidal. An astounding labor of love by scholar Björn Meidal and photo editor Bengt Wanselius, The Worlds of August Strindberg is a visual biography of Sweden’s most influential writer and playwright. The book’s biographical narrative (by >>more

Max Ström
ISBN 9789171262486
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Hbk, 9 x 11.5 in. / 512 pgs / 24 color / 426 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/30/2013 Not available


Utopia Parkway: The Life And Work Of Joseph Cornell
By Deborah Solomon. 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 >>more

MFA Publications
ISBN 9780878466849
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Paperback, 6.25 x 9.25 in. / 448 pgs / 59 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/02/2004 Not available




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