I received the Secrets of Rusty Things by Michael deMeng yesterday and finished reading it in one go. I couldn't put it down! It is beautifully illustrated, with sumptuous colours, very artfully put together, witty and humorous, and Michael's work is just brilliant! Each of the 10 pieces of Art created by Michael's talented hands, is preceeded by an explanation of the myth that the piece is based on. Also quirky but fun reading are the spiral-bordered asides, where Michael explains the where and how of finding materials to use, as well as his thought processes when creating a piece.
I absolutely and thoroughly recommend this book to anyone wishing to take their collage-making to a different level, or those wishing to explore the fascinating world of assemblage art. Lovers of Mexican art and the Day of the Dead Festival, take note - this book will inspire you too. An absolute gem of a book.