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Collage Techniques.

Gerald Brommer, New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1994. Illus., paperback, 160 pp., $27.50.

Collage as fine art is represented throughout this book by the works of eighty-nine professional artists who employ collage techniques as their primary mode of expression, Brommer has authored numerous articles and books on watercolor painting and collage, and displays his own work along with other artists throughout the publication. He has divided the book into two sections-exploration: Attitudes, Materials, and Techniques, and Expression: Emphasis and Direction--and both parts are packed with pertinent information supported by excellent, full-color photographs of processes, techniques and finished works. While an interesting look back into history discusses the early collages of Picasso and Schwitters, the substance of the book is on contemporary expression. Computer-based and photography-oriented approaches are presented along with textile application and many examples of paper and paint usage. While the subtitle, "A Guide for Artists and Illustrators, " suggests that the book is directed toward studio artists, the many topics and techniques presented will provide countless ideas and points of departure for middle school, high school and college studio classes.
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Author:Anderson, Kent
Publication:School Arts
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Apr 1, 1996
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