Joseph Cornell

I have just finished this biography on Joseph Cornell: Utopia Parkway (imagine such an address!)



This is a link to  the documentary Worlds in a Box (1991 ) about Cornell’s life and work.

A fantastic archive of his papers in the Smithsonian’s  Archives of American Art:

Links to some of his amazing boxes and collages:

These two links are aimed at younger students:

His surreal movies (some of which he made by splicing together strips of old movies, others he made by employing a camera man and sometimes an actress and walking with them directing “scenes”) are not as well-known, but worth watching. Here are two:   (Rose Hobart)  (Nymphlight)