Joseph Cornell Catalogue
Joseph Cornell
Selected Books
Breton, André.  Le Surrealisme et la peinture.  Gallimard. Paris, France. 1928.
Levy, Julien.  Surrealism.  The Black Sun Press. New York, New York (reprinted by Arno/Worldwide. New York, New York, 1968). 1936.
Janis, Sidney.  Abstract and Surrealist Art in America.  Reynal & Hitchcock. New York, New York. 1944.
Baur, John I.H.  Revolution and Tradition in Modern American Art.  1951.
Motherwell, Robert and Ad Reinhardt.  Modern Artists in America.  Wittenborn Schultz. New York, New York. 1952.
Hunter, Sam.  Modern American Painting and Sculpture.  Dell Publishing Company. New York, New York. 1959.
Seuphor, Michael.  La Sculpture de ce Siècle: Dictionaire de la Sculpture Moderne.  Éditions du Griffon. Neuchâtel, Switzerland. 1959.
Maillard, Robert, ed.; Robert Goldwater, text.  "Joseph Cornell," in Dictionary of Modern Sculpture.  Tudor Publishing Company. New York, New York. 1960.
Jean, Marcel and Arpad Mezei; Simon Watson Taylor, trans.  The History of Surrealist Painting.  Grove Press. New York, New York. 1960.
Janis, Harriet, and Rudi Blesh.  Collage: Personalities, Concepts, Techniques.  Chilton Company, Book Division. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1962.
Read, Herbert.  A Concise History of Modern Sculpture.  Praeger. New York, New York. 1964.
Calas, Elena and Nicolas.  The Peggy Guggenheim Collection of Modern Art.  Harry N. Abrams. New York, New York. 1966.
Grohman, Will, ed.  New Art Around the World: Painting and Sculpture.  Harry N. Abrams. New York, New York. 1966.
Seuphor, Michael.  Dada and Surrealist Art.  Harry N. Abrams. New York, New York. 1969.
Windham, Donald.  Tanaquil.  Popular Library. New York, New York. 1972.
O'Doherty, Brian.  Joseph Cornell: Outsider on the Left.  In American Masters: The Voice and the Myth. Random House. New York, New York. 1973.
Ashton, Dore.  A Joseph Cornell Album.  The Viking Press. New York, New York (reprinted by De Capo Press. New York, New York, 1989). 1974.
Hunter, Sam.  American Art of the Twentieth Century: Painting Sculpture Architecture.  Harry N. Abrams. New York, New York. 1974.
Mogelon, Alex and Norman Laliberté.  Art in Boxes.  Van Nostrand Reinhold. New York, New York. 1974.
Johnson, Ellen H.  Modern Art and the Object: A Century of Changing Attitudes.  Thames & Hudson. London, United Kingdom. 1976.
Levy, Julien.  Memoirs of an Art Gallery.  G.P. Putnam. New York, New York. 1977.
Waldman, Diane.  Joseph Cornell.  George Braziller. New York, New York. 1977.
Sitney, P. Adams, ed.  The Avant-Garde Film: A Reader of Theory and Criticism.  New York University Press. New York, New York. 1978.
Myers, John Bernard.  Tracking the Marvelous: A Life in the New York Art World.  Random House. New York, New York. 1983.
Keller, Marjorie.  The Untutored Eye: Childhood in the Films of Cocteau, Cornell, and Brakhage.  Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, Rutherford, New Jersey and Associated University Press, London, United Kingdom. 1986.
Gibson, William.  Count Zero.  The Berkley Publishing Group. New York, New York (Ace Editions, 1987). 1986.
Weld, Jacqueline Bograd.  Peggy The Wayward Guggenheim.  E.P. Dutton. New York, New York. 1986.
Balakian, Anna.  Surrealism: The Road to the Absolute.  The University of Chicago Press. Chicago, Illinois. 1986.
Hubert, Renée Riese.  Surrealism and the Book.  University of California Press. Berkeley and Los Angeles, California. 1988.
Simic, Charles.  Dime-Store Alchemy: The Art of Joseph Cornell.  Ecco Press. Hopewell, New Jersey. 1992.
Tashjian, Dickran.  Joseph Cornell: Gifts of Desire.  Grassfield Presses. Miami Beach, Florida. 1992.
Waldman, Diane.  Collage, Assemblage, and the Found Object.  Harry N. Abrams. New York, New York. 1992.
Caws, Mary Ann, ed.  Joseph Cornell's Theater of the Mind: Selected Diaries, Letters, and Files.  Thames and Hudson. New York, New York. 1993.
Lears, Jackson.  Welcome to Jamaica: The World of Joseph Cornell.  In Fables of Abundance: A Cultural History of Advertising in America. BasicBooks. New York, New York. 1994.
Sawin, Martica.  Surrealism in Exile and the Beginning of the New York School.  The MIT Press. Cambridge, Massachusetts and London, United Kingdom. 1995.
Tashjian, Dickran.  A Boatload of Madmen: Surrealism and the American Avant-Garde 1920-1950.  Thames and Hudson. New York, New York. 1995.
Burke, Carolyn.  Becoming Modern: The Life of Mina Loy.  Farrar, Strauss and Giroux. New York, New York. 1996.
Ades, Dawn.  Surrealist Art: The Lindy and Edwin Bergman Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago.  The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois and Thames and Hudson, New York, New York. 1997.
Solomon, Deborah.  Utopia Parkway: The Life and Work of Joseph Cornell.  Farrar, Strauss and Giroux. New York, New York. 1997.
Blair, Lindsay.  Joseph Cornell's Vision of Spiritual Order.  Reaktion Books. London, United Kingdom. 1998.
Schaffner, Ingrid and Lisa Jacobs, ed.  Julien Levy: Portrait of an Art Gallery.  The MIT Press. Cambridge, Massachusetts and London, United Kingdom. 1998.
Hauptman, Jodi.  Joseph Cornell: Stargazing in the Cinema.  Yale University Press. New Haven, Connecticut and London, United Kingdom. 1999.
Caws, Mary Ann.  Surrealist Painters and Poets, An Anthology.  The MIT Press. Cambridge, Massachusetts, and London, United Kingdom. 2001.
Foer, Jonathan Safran, ed.  A Convergence of Birds: Original Fiction and Poetry Inspired by the Work of Joseph Cornell.  D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers. New York, New York. 2001.
Gill, Anton.  Art Lover: A Biography of Peggy Guggenheim.  HarperCollins Publishers. New York, New York. 2001.
Waldman, Diane.  Joseph Cornell: Master of Dreams.  Harry N. Abrams. New York, New York. 2002.
Hartigan, Lynda Roscoe, Walter Hopps, Richard Vine, and Robert Lehrman.  Joseph Cornell: Shadowplay...Eterniday.  Thames and Hudson. New York, New York (Fourth reprint 2006). 2003.
Schaffner, Ingrid.  The Essential Joseph Cornell.  The Wonderland Press. New York, New York. 2003.
Perl, Jed.  Joseph Cornell in Manhattan.  In New Art City. Alfred A. Knopf. New York, New York. 2005.
Sommers, Joan and Drake Ascha.  The Joseph Cornell Box: Found Objects, Magical Worlds.  Cider Mill Press Book Publishers. Kennebunkport, Maine. 2006.
Bandes, Susan J. and April Kingsley, eds.  Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Kresge Art Museum.  Michigan State University. East Lansing, Michigan. 2009.
Hoving, Kirsten.  Joseph Cornell and astronomy: a case for the stars.  Princeton University Press. Princeton, New Jersey. 2009.
Caws, Mary Ann.  Surrealism.  Phaidon. London, United Kingdom and New York, New York. 2010.
Hagman, George.  The artist's mind: a psychoanalytic perspective on creativity, modern art and modern artists.  Routledge. London, United Kingdom and New York, New York. 2010.
Mileaf, Janine.  Please touch: Dada and surrealist objects after the readymade.  Dartmouth College Press/University Press of New England. Hanover, New Hampshire. 2010.
Mancoff, Debra N.  50 American artists you should know.  Prestel. Munich, Germany and New York, New York. 2010.
Simic, Charles.  Dime-store alchemy: the art of Joseph Cornell.  New York Review Books. New York, New York. 2011.
Getsy, David.  From diversion to subversion: games, play, and twentieth-century art.  Pennsylvania State University Press. University Park, Pennsylvania. 2011.
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