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In This House: A Collection of Altered Art Imagery and Collage Techniques Paperback – Bargain Price, July 1, 2007
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About the Author
Angela Cartwright's art and photography is exhibited and collected internationally. Her unique techniques are explored in her book Mixed Emulsions (Quarry 2007). Known for her acting roles in Make Room for Daddy, The Sound of Music, and Lost In Space, she curates A Studio Gallery in Los Angeles, California where she makes her home and garden.
Sarah Fishburn describes her work as mixed-media narrative. Her art has been featured in numerous magazines and a shelf full of books. She lives and gardens in the foothills of the Rockies.
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Top Customer Reviews
I particularly liked the fact that I received a template in this book so that I might design my own house, just like the ones the reader can wander all over, here and there and everywhere, in the world created within this book.
"A Collection of Altered Art Imagery and Collage Techniques" is the subtitle for In This House. However it is much more. If you liked fairy tales as a child for example, you will fall in love with the manner in which the authors have laid out this book.
To begin with, in order to unite the artists who participated by creating individual houses, each house with its separate style and name, there is a map, entitled "Shortcut through the Neighborhood", so you can see where you will be off to.
I sometimes wonder: what is a house?
To me, a house is representative of a person's soul, identity, dreams and hopes. To gather together in a community such as the one these authors present, the work of a number of artists, all designing the art/dream houses they choose for themselves, is an illumination. It is more than just what altered art can be. It is a mirror held up concerning what humanity is, for us to see. It is what we are and can be.
The houses, which are named by each artist, ("A Family House", "The Wonderland House", etc.) unfold from the same template so the reader can see how they are set up and how the designs are arranged upon each one.Read more ›
I can't say enough about how visually enticing this book is. It is totally addictive, in a very good way. I love Angela's and Sarah's neighborhood!
There is absolutely no way to discover all the treasures these Houses contain in one pass of the book - no, this stunning neighborhood of amazing Houses must be visited multiple times in order to get the full experience. This neighborhood puts the Welcome Wagon to shame - every piece invites you in for an intimate peek into each artist's soul. And although each House is as unique as its creator, the neighborhood melds together because the Houses are so in sync.
This is one of my very favorite books - the richness of your experience is further increased with the sidebars present for each House. The plethora of quotes sprinkled throughout the book enhance your journey and make you stop to dream about what your own House would look like. In This House is not only inspirational, but also a how-to book of sorts - with the house template and wonderful art included at the back of the book.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I didn't find this book to be as great as some other reviewers did. I thought it was interesting to flip through once or twice, and I will take away a few ideas from it. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kelly
I can hardly wait to create my own ..house.. and ..garden.. (From the companion book) Truly works of art. Eye candy and idea generating!Published 14 months ago by Dr. Pamela Hoppers
I really like this idea and its execution. Plus its versatility is seemingly endless. What these two artists and authors did was collage house facades. Read morePublished 17 months ago by carol irvin
Beautiful book with many well-done examples of mixed media. Techniques that the artists used are explained, and tips from the artists are shared. Very useful... Read morePublished 19 months ago by K. Habetler
This book really wasn't what I expected, but I enjoyed looking at the creativity and I liked the patterns included.Published on January 1, 2014 by ouachitagurrl
I was supprised when I got into this book to found I could not put it down. It was so interesting. Not what I was thinking it was going to be at all. You will love it.Published on December 2, 2012 by dkaz