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Collage Techniques: A Guide for Artists and Illustrators Paperback – August 1, 1994
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The book starts out with some brief history and attitudes toward collage. Then the author explains materials and tools. This includes an overview of papers, adhesives, surface media and finishes. Basic collage techniques are also covered.
In the next section you are shown numerous collage pieces using a wide variety of materials including washi, stained, prepared and found papers, photographs, fibers and fabric. Concepts are discussed from the point of view of both technique and subject matter. Although not a project book per se, there are a number of examples of artists working in a step by step sequence that can be followed.
Design elements and principles including line, shape, color, texture, unity, variety, balance, emphasis, pattern, rhythm and contrast are covered. The book wraps up with sections discussing specific subject matters such as still lives, flowers, landscapes, people, social commentary, architecture, abstract and three-dimensional pieces.
Paper suppliers are listed in the back. While suitable for a beginner, this is a great intermediate level book with much to offer for those with some collage experience as well.
Brommer covers almost every facet of collage art, beginning with its history/background, progressing to the various collage techniques, and also elaborating on the materials used to create collages. These materials include painted papers, Japanese papers, found objects, photographs, etc.
Rather than a how-to book, this is a book that presents many finished pieces in all their beauty, and explains how they were done by these very accomplished artists. It is a terrific resource and a lovely addition to any art library.
thoroughly covered from collage history, technique and
guidance for design, etc. This book will also inspire
you with its fine examples. I am very pleased with book
and highly recommend it to others.
The praise of this book, I find, is well deserved. It comments
on many techniques and provides examples with color photos.
I feel I can take off on my own now, and don't need technical
advice, even though the book is not a technical read. A good
addition to anyone's bookshelf.
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I teach collage and have for fifty years...this book is for all my students...outstandingPublished 1 month ago by Leo Monahan
Amazing book! Very usefully for someone new or expert in collage techniques.Published 4 months ago by cecwal
Although to some, this book may be outdated, there are some amazing artists represented in this book. It is a great reference book to have in your library and I refer to it often. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Impish22
A book with a lot of depth and information. It is a bit cluttered visually and not many technique images. The methods are explained very well.Published 13 months ago by Lisa Rivas
MARVELOUS AND WONDERFUL BOOK CRAMMED FULL OF COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, HIT AND TIPS GALORE. COULDN'T BE MORE PLEASED WITH THIS TREASURE.Published 16 months ago by SWEETPEA
Any collage artist or fan of the collage style will find LOADS to like about this book. The author has chosen a wonderfully wide selection of styles and artists within the collage... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Della