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Collage techniques : a guide for artists and illustrators

Author: Gerald F Brommer
Publisher: New York : Watson-Guptill Publications, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"One of many exhilarating artistic developments that took place during the early twentieth century, the fine art medium of collage emerged from the cubist gluing and pasting explorations of Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso. As a result of its experimental genesis, collage has continued to serve not only as a primary form of expression for many prominent artists, but as a principal means of evaluating and developing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anleitung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald F Brommer
ISBN: 9780823006557 0823006557
OCLC Number: 30032534
Description: 159 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Contents: I: Exploration: attitudes, materials, and techniques --
A brief look back --
Attitudes toward collage --
Basic materials and techniques --
Washi and watermedia --
Stained papers --
Prepared papers --
Found papers --
Photographs --
Fabrics and fibers --
Technological approaches --
II: Expression: emphasis and direction --
An emphasis on design --
Still life --
The natural environment --
The human figure --
Social commentary --
Abstract imagery --
Nonobjective imagery --
Adding a third dimension.
Responsibility: Gerald F. Brommer.

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"One of many exhilarating artistic developments that took place during the early twentieth century, the fine art medium of collage emerged from the cubist gluing and pasting explorations of Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso. As a result of its experimental genesis, collage has continued to serve not only as a primary form of expression for many prominent artists, but as a principal means of evaluating and developing new creative strategies." "Conceived and written by renowned artist, author, and teacher Gerald Brommer, Collage Techniques first presents the medium within the context of a wide variety of materials, including washi (oriental and rice papers) and watermedia; stained, prepared, and found papers; photographs; and fabrics and fibers. Each category of material is examined through a step-by-step demonstration and works by artists who approach collage in original and refreshing ways. The latest trends in technologically enhanced collage, including such high-tech applications as multiple photocopying and digital scanning, are also discussed. The author then explores how the elements and principles of design are used in collage, and how they in turn are employed in all the major genre, including still life, landscape, the human figure, abstraction, and nonobjective imagery." "Beautifully illustrated with the work of more than eighty noted artists, including Edward Betts, Jae Carmichael, Margo Hoff, Katherine Chang Liu, and Fred Otnes, Collage Techniques is an essential reference for all artists and illustrators, regardless of their creative focus or choice of medium."--Jacket.

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