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Blanche Craig

240 pages
260 b/w and colour ills
28.0 x 23.0 cm
11.0 x 9.0 in
ISBN13: 978 1 906155 39 1

Assembling Contemporary Art

Collage: Assembling Contemporary Art is the first authoritative survey of the history of collage from its origins through to the latest work being produced by artists today. From the traditional ‘cut and paste’ method through to digital, three-dimensional and installation work, and in the incorporation of contemporary concerns such as environment and commercialism, collage is experiencing an exciting renaissance.

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Collage draws together the work of influential artists to contextualize the art being produced today. Collage features the art of such internationally acclaimed artists as Picasso, Schwitters and Ernst, Hannah Hoch, Marta Rosler, John Stezaker, Richard Hamilton, Layla Curtis, David Salle, Eduardo Poalozzi, Javier Rodriguez, Robert Rauschenberg, David Thorpe, Fred Tomaselli and many more.

In addition to using works by these artists to provide a comprehensive overview of this exciting art form, Collage also includes essays written by artist and critic, Sally O’Reilly, artist Ian Monroe, and an interview
between critic and writer, David Lillington, and artist, John Stezaker, outlining the history of the medium and critically addressing how collage is being used throughout contemporary art today.

A beautifully designed, extensively illustrated collection of works and writings, Collage is an essential for artists, designers and anyone with a practical interest in modern art.