Joseph Cornell - a tribute handmade artist book, reader's gift, Christmas gift

Joseph Cornell - a tribute handmade artist book, reader's gift, Christmas gift



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  • Materials: Bockingford 190 gsm Inkjet paper, Textured paper, Thread

Apologies for the extended lead times, but I am currently experiencing problems with my printer, and need to sort it out! In the meantime, please browse and order if you can wait a little longer than I normally need to create!.

A handmade artist book, this tribute to Joseph Cornell comprises of digitally printed artwork by Anne Corr and makes a wonderful gift for the art lover! I can include a personalised dedication too.
It features work inspired by and referencing Joseph Cornell's assemblage work, of which he was a pioneer during the 1930's in New York. He was self taught, and a deeply poetic man, collecting ephemera and curating them to narrate the world around him, and the world within. His younger brother died young of cerebral palsy and Joseph had deep love for him, having been his carer. He was interested in the surreal artists, and influenced heavily in his life by Christian Science, and I have referenced this in the book. He also was a great believer in beauty, and believed that artists renew and transform materials, experiences, and ideas, and this belief fuelled his ability to communicate the beauty and magic in ordinary, often forgotten things. He is an artist that has inspired and motivated me in creating my own collections.

Enclosed in the book is a postcard I have designed and written a message to Joseph Cornell which goes some way to explaining his influence on me. The pages are printed onto watercolour paper and then handstitched into bespoke covers using a traditional coptic stitch method. I finish the book with a bespoke slip cover that complements the covers.

The finished book measures approx 11 x 15 cm.

From a recent customer review 'Beautiful, well done, with a lot of love and care! Thank you!'

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If you have any preferences or special requirements for dedications, please contact me, and I will try to satisfy them!To find more of my handmade books click the link!

Every book I make is researched and completed by myself , reflecting my interests in history, art, literature, philosophy and nature.

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jcratchleyuk Jan 13, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

A beautiful handmade book, constructed with consummate care and love...a thing to cherish...thank you!

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5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful, well done, with a lot of love and care! Thank you!

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e valentine May 20, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely, one-of-a-kind art book made to treasure. Very fast shipping.

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Chellis Dec 10, 2015

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Amazing customer service from this artist. And her art is imaginative and striking.

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