Cutting Edges: Contemporary Collage Hardcover – Illustrated, 31 Jan 2011
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Whether splicing images and text in a newspaper s art department or layering cut-outs in Photoshop, collage has long been an integral part of graphic design. Influenced by Surrealism and Dadaism, the form really took off in the art world in the 1920s and 1930s, when artists such as John Heartfield, El Lissitzky, and Hannah Höch championed the technique. But with the development of digital montage technology and a explosion of nostalgic graphics harking back to the 1950s and earlier, collage is experiencing a second heydey, something which New book Cutting Edges aims to catalogue.Although the artists also use the computer for the purpose of montage, most of the featured collages are made by hand and often include found objects. It is not only the addition of visual elements that is important to the work, but also their deliberate omission, deletion, and destruction, says Cutting Edges publishers --Design Week Blog
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The book has a broad range of artists (which can get quite samey if you're not into that kind of thing) and there is a selection of images for each artist (approx. 3-5) which is quite brief, but in this day and age you have the internet for any further reading.
This book is a great inspirational tool and I will be using it a lot more when I have a creative mental block!
Those settling down for a good read on the artists ideas should maybe look elsewhere (Gestalten's 'Modern Collage' would be a good start). Those looking for inspiration and a whole wealth of collage techniques will be very happy here.
I highly recommend, has been useful throughout my work and other projects as well as personal enjoyment.
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A really inspiring book for own work.
The artists included in this book are very creative and include alternative ideas, some based on Dada designs.
it is all right! i still did not read it already but i se it is in whole perfectly conditions.Published on 28 Jun. 2013 by Christiane M. Thome
This book contains an inspiring and eclectic range of contemporary images. It begins with 'a brief history of the twentieth century collage' which helps put the images in the rest... Read morePublished on 11 May 2013 by Annaigg
This is just brilliant, if you are at all interested in art or graphic design you should own this book!Published on 12 Mar. 2013 by Seamus