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  • Hardcover
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  • Dime Store Alchemy
  • Charles Simic
  • English
  • 10 February 2020
  • 9781590171707

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Dime Store Alchemy Free read î 102 Criticism and sheer poetry Simic tells the story of Cornell’s life and illuminates the hermetic mysteries of his extraordinary boxes–objects in which private obsessions were alchemically transformed into enduring works of art Simic sees Cornell’s work as exemplifying a distinctively American aesthetic open to the world im. Dime Store Alchemy perfectly pairs the mundane and the magical to capture Joseph Cornell s distinctive and various constructions in boxes and otherwise After looking at his boxes for decades I now know their maker had the same offbeat startling uality The poet Charles Simic has produced a short idiosyncratic meditative discourse with illustrations on Cornell his life on Utopia Boulevard and his compelling enigmatic boxes A poet writing about an artist produces a third work of art and so this relaxed and lovely writing is highly recommended for the triple pleasure of Cornell s constructions Simic poetic insights and the coming together of the two in this work

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Dime Store Alchemy Free read î 102 In Dime Store Alchemy poet Charles Simic refects on the life and work of Joseph Cornell the maverick surrealist who is one of America’s great artists Simic’s spare prose is as enchanting and luminous as the mysterious boxes of found objects for which Cornell is justly renownedIn a work that is in various degrees biography. OK Now that I ve read Dime Store Alchemy I ll write something The goodreads forum has helped me reconnect with my literary life I ve sorted through half my library and collected several dozen to donate not enough but all the inspiration around here made me succumb to a latent book buying sickness and I placed a few on line orders Asylum Dance had been an elusive find so when it turned up I placed an order and added a few titles to get free shipping When the package arrived D S A was a disappointment because it seemed so teeny I paid list price and expected something bigger with illustrations Back in 1981 a friend who worked with me in the art department at NBC sent me a poster from a Cornell exhibit at the Palazzo Vecchio Florence organized under the auspices of the International Council of the Museum of Modern Art New York I was bowled over Imagine a 28 x 40 black background with the simple headline Joseph Cornell reversed out in white Below that floats a scrumptious 18 x 24 color reproduction of one of Cornell s finest aviary boxes I ve treasured it ever since I ve liked surrealism since high school but with Cornell s boxes I found a vulnerability and romanticism in his work I d not found with any other artist I was won over completely No bones about it like Cornell I m a collector My house is a Cornell box of memorabilia sculpture architectural fragments statues travel photos postcards movie posters film reels glass copper jewelry plants maps all sorts of ephemera bits and pieces of my life Although I loved Cornell most people didn t know about him and I felt like an outsider Norman Rockwell is not my thing I came across a couple books about Cornell in the early 1990 s and was thrilled to learn about the man My favorite is still Hauptman s captivating study Stargazing at the Cinema a difficult book to matchSimic s book is completely different not an in depth biographical art historical study but a different kind of scholarship Simic achieves the near impossible He writes the way Cornell made his boxes I could read a passage and close my eyes and imagine Cornell s work It s a little pocket book to turn to at any time for a meditative boost So the 1995 was well worth it Dime Store Alchemy is a 5 x 7 eighty two page hardbound navy blue linen jewel fabricated with a silver foil stamped title and a matte coated four color reproduction of the Medici Slot Machine 1942 which is tipped into a de bossed window an homage to Cornell in every sense of the word Bless computers and the internet Anyone can have pictures of dozens of Cornell boxes at their fingertips I don t know what it is about Nyack but it has produced two geniuses Edward Hopper was born there too

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Dime Store Alchemy Free read î 102 Provisatory at once homemade and universal modest and teasing and profound Full of unexpected riches Dime Store Alchemy is both an entrancing meditation on the nature of art and a perfect introduction to a major American artist by one of his peers–a book that can be perused at length or dipped into at leisure again and again?. Update After some rereading and processing I have come to a much fuller appreciation of this text and can rate accordingly Art is recreating reassembling what has been tragically sundered Art is seeking looking paying attention without dragging meaning into everything Art is image Art is collecting unlikely objects and looking in unlikely corners for beauty not new beauty just beauty that has skittered into the shadows and needs dusting off making over and over and over again41020 Fascinating insofar as the reflections on faith and art Got me thinking The rest I may need to read several times to appreciate Holistic Anatomy entrancing meditation on the nature of art and a perfect introduction to a major American artist by one of his peers–a book that can be perused at length or dipped into at leisure again and again?. Update After some rereading and processing I have come to a much fuller appreciation of this text and can rate accordingly Art is recreating reassembling what has been tragically sundered Art is seeking looking paying attention without dragging meaning into Cinematic Storytelling The 100 Most Powerful Film Conventions Every Filmmaker Must Know everything Art is image Art is collecting unlikely objects and looking in unlikely corners for beauty not new beauty just beauty that has skittered into the shadows and needs dusting off making over and over and over again41020 Fascinating insofar as the reflections on faith and art Got me thinking The rest I may need to read several times to appreciate