Joseph Cornell

Hands of the Heroes

Catalog Number: 
Book Slemmons, Kiff
Date: 
1987-1991
Edition: 
First
Abstract: 
"There are forty-three heroes in this book...Since I saw these monumental figures as icons...I decided on a size and shape for the hand that would depict them." The personalities and accomplishments of 43 iconic heroes are represented by Kiff Slemmons' jewelry-like pins shaped like hands. Each work stands as an allegory representing the qualities, virtues, and significance of each hero to Slemmons. Included is a biographic essay and poem that serve to give greater scope to the work; a largely pictorial work.
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English
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New and Selected Poems

Catalog Number: 
b.30
Date: 
1978
Volume: 
1st paperback ed.
Abstract: 
From the foreward: "About Paul Carroll's poetry, you can never say one thing... He knows that to be modern he must also be classical: Plato, Aristotle, and the Church fathers move among modern artists and poets, American presidents and Chicago politicians, and social matrons who patronized the arts, architects who have added to or detracted from the city Carroll inhabits at the foot of Lake Michigan-- all these, and other figures, populate the dense, swirling, and always surprising democracy of his imagination."
Language: 
eng
Notes: 
signed by author
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ISSN/ISBN: 
0-916328-10-4