• List Price: $80.00
  • Save: $56.50 (71%)
Rented from apex_media
To Rent, select Shipping State from options above
Due Date: Dec 21, 2014
FREE return shipping at the end of the semester. Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with rentals.
Used: Good | Details
Sold by apex_media
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Ships direct from Amazon! Qualifies for Prime Shipping and FREE standard shipping for orders over $25. Overnight and 2 day shipping available!
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Add to Cart
Qty:1
  • List Price: $80.00
  • Save: $29.40 (37%)
Only 6 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
Trade in your item
Get a $9.33
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 8 images

Joseph Cornell's Manual of Marvels: How Joseph Cornell reinvented a French agricultural manual to create an American masterpiece Hardcover – November 5, 2012

ISBN-13: 978-0500516492 ISBN-10: 0500516499 Edition: 1st

Buy New
Price: $50.60
Rent
Price: $23.50
37 New from $48.09 20 Used from $19.99
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$50.60
$48.09 $19.99

Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student



Frequently Bought Together

Joseph Cornell's Manual of Marvels: How Joseph Cornell reinvented a French agricultural manual to create an American masterpiece + The Innocence of Objects
Price for both: $75.23

Buy the selected items together
  • The Innocence of Objects $24.63

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Save up to 90% on Textbooks
Rent textbooks, buy textbooks, or get up to 80% back when you sell us your books. Shop Now

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson; 1 edition (November 5, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500516499
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500516492
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.2 x 2.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #580,586 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Bookforum

While only sixty pages have been printed for this facsimile edition (the rest are included on an interactive CD), they amply demonstrate the entrancing, evocative poetics of this redemptive art: Cornell took a discarded book, did something to it, and made it so new that over a century later we can peruse with delight the marvels to be found amid French farm facts. —Albert Mobilio

Review

“[A] unique publishing event.” (Gallery & Studio)

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

37 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Nikki Soppelsa on December 8, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The box is large, heavy and inside is are two very thin books. The DVD froze my work pc twice before I could get it to load, and then midstream, the images just showed as large red squares. I'm not interested in attempting to load it again on any other computer. What you receive in this box is a fraction of what the original book is. I think if the expense of the box had been shifted over to the book, there would have been MORE book! I'm not interested in curling up with a box or a DVD...it's the book I was looking forward to.

As a collage artist, collector of popup books and books like Nick Bantock's Griffin & Sabine, I think this is a great disappointment in every way ... and most certainly for the price. As to the work itself ... it's interesting but a masterpiece? marvel? I don't think so. I have a similar work in progress that someone will discover in my basement one day and am aware of many other altered works by people I know (and people I don't) that are marvels, masterpieces with a great deal to learn from.

I've never returned a book before ... this will be my first.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Anthony S. Keys on February 7, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The worst book, I've ever purchased from Amazon. The Dvd was taped very heavily into the box. Taped! It was impossible to get it out. And the emulsion tore so it was not possible to view it. It is a big box with two small books and a dvd. It is not really a book, but just a big box. Even if you love Cornell,as I do, you will feel cheated. And you will be. Bah!! Enough of this...
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
27 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Sally D. Mericle on December 4, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I was under the impression that this boxed set contained a complete "facsimile" of an altered book that Joseph Cornell made from an Agricultural Textbook. What arrives in the nicely appointed box case is a slim volume "Facsimile" that contains some pages from the aforementioned book. There is a DVD that presents the complete volume in digital form, but as for hands on book facsimile this just doesn't cut it. I was disappointed to say the least. The essays are interesting, and overall it's a nice package but it's not a full facsimile (or even close to it) of the original altered book.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By ruth ansel on January 11, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I was so excited to see this Cornell book offered as a facsimile of the original artists conception. Couldn't wait to receive it. Even considering how complex the production of such a book would be I was very disappointed with the quality choices of the paper and printing. The publisher obviously made a choice to keep the costs down. But why do a book so special and unique, and then cut corners on production?
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
11 of 17 people found the following review helpful By James B. Mccann on November 22, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
While the entire book is not reproduced here, what has been done is very nice. The disc runs on flash is kinda slow but does give above average views of the entire book.This is a excellent addition to any Cornell library but maybe not a good place to start if you are unfamiliar with his work. It comes in a large presentation box, I give it 5 stars.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By fishfunk on February 9, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
always interested in knowing more about how cornell reacted to materials and composition and enjoyed seeing presentation of these original materials
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Search

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?