I publish today a short paper that explores some of the spatial complexities in Joseph Cornell’s untitled book-object which was discovered by the curator Walter Hopps whilst sorting through Cornell’s studio shortly after his death in 1972. The Philadelphia Museum of Art holds the fragile book which cannot be easily exhibited but they have helped to make it accessible through the publication of a wonderful facsimile of 60 pages and a CD which allows you to turn and inspect each page of the original (see below).
Johnson, P. (2015) ‘Joseph Cornell’s Untitled Book-Object: testing the boundaries of heterotopia’, Heterotopian Studies. pdf
Leppanen-Guerra, A. and Tasjian, D. (eds.) (2012) Joseph Cornell’s Manual of Marvels (including CD, facsimile and essays). London: Thames and Hudson.
4 August 2015