Rather than a project-driven craft book, Collage Techniques
is an exciting presentation of the medium as a fine art. From the famous practitioners (Matisse, Picasso, Hockney) to the many accomplished artists represented throughout the book, the images are stunning, sometimes startling. A thorough coverage of materials, supplies, and basic methods lays the groundwork of the first section; chapters then focus on various types of papers, fibers, photographs, and technologically enhanced imagery that can be incorporated. The second section explores design considerations for various subjects (still lifes, landscapes, human figures, social commentary, abstract imagery, three-dimensional works). There are no step-by-step objects here, but instead an amazing collection of work that utilizes collage by bringing together painting and sculpture and provides colorful, inventive, thought-provoking inspiration for experimenting with the medium.
About the Author
Gerald F. Brommer
received his B.A. from Concordia Teachers College in Nebraska and his M.A. from the University of Nebraska. Distinguished by numerous awards, Mr. Brommer's work has been widely exhibited both nationally and internationally and is represented in over 3,500 private and public collections. He is a life member (and former president) of the National Watercolor Society, the National Arts Club, and several other professional organizations. He has written many articles and books on art technique, including Watercolor and Collage Workshop
, which is also published by Watson-Guptill. A resident of North Hollywood, California, Mr. Brommer teaches workshops throughout the United States and abroad.