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Cornell, Joseph (1903–1972) By Pantazis, Steven

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1391-1
Published: 02/05/2017
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Joseph Cornell was an American artist known for his poetic use of collage and assemblage. His art, including his films, contains images that derive from art history, music, literature, ballet, theatre, film, and natural science.

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Pantazis, Steven. "Cornell, Joseph (1903–1972)." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 6 Dec. 2023 doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM1391-1

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