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Joseph Cornell Versus Cinema


Michael Piggott

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Joseph Cornell is one of the most significant American artists of the 20th century. His work is highly visible in the world's most prestigious galleries, including the Tate Modern and MOMA. His famous boxes and his collage work have been admired and widely studied. 

However, Cornell also produced an extraordinary body of film work, a serious contribution to 20th-century avant-garde cinema, and this has been much less examined.

In this book, Michael Piggott makes the case for the significance of Joseph Cornell's films. This is an important contribution to our knowledge of 20th-century culture for scholars and students of film and art history and American studies and for all those interested in pop culture, celebrity and fandom. 

Table of Contents


Cinephilia - Rose Hobart (1936)

Cinematic Space and Time - Angel (1957), GniR RednoW (1955)

Found Footage an the Remix - Jack's Dream (1938)

Texture and Affect - By Night with Torch and Spear (1942)


Detailed Filmography and List of Sources

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SKU 9781474238458
Author(s) Michael Pigott
Publisher(s) Bloomsbury Academic
Format Paperback
Original publication date 4 June 2015
Number of pages 144 pages 15-20 B&W illustrations
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