Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Collage, Assemblage and Altered Art: Creating Unique Images And Objects--Diane Maurer-Mathison

I am interested in collage, and took this out of the library to get some ideas of techniques and underlying theory. This is such an excellent book I'm compelled to review it. It's a guide to materials and tools you may need to get started working with paper, techniques to modify paper and get the look you want, and breakdown of how common techniques of altered art and collage and assemblage work to create larger, stunning pieces of art. Mauer-Mathison clearly explains the techniques behind paper embellishment so you can make unique papers to work with. She also offers breakdowns of some larger projects that go into the artist's inspiration, technique, and how/where they located their materials. A great book to help you focus on the inspiration of what you can make with your germs of ideas.

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