"...the principle of collage is the central principle of all art in the 20th century." -- Donald Barthelme (1931-1989)
''l'art pour l'art.'' -- Henri-Benjamin Constant de Rebecque (1767–1830) also attributed to Théophile Gautier (1811–1872)
Books about Collage & Collage Artists
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1984: Collages John Evans (author) & John Strausbaugh (editor). Quantuck Lane Press / 2011. Monograph about John Evans who, from the 1960s until 2000, made a daily collage from scraps found on the streets of New York.
Aldwyth: Collage and Assemblage 1991-2009 Rosamond Purcell & Mark Sloan Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, College of Charleston / 2010 Exhibition Catalog of the works of the reclusive American artist.
Art of Assemblage
Seitz. NY, MOMA / 1961 Exhibition
Criticism - The hardbound catalog of one of the most influential exhibitions
of collage and assemblage ever to take place in the U.S.
The Art of Collage - Selected Works on Paper by Cecil Touchon Cecil Touchon. Ontological Museum Publications / 2010 Monograph containing full-color pictures of more than one hundred and fifty collages by Cecil Touchon created between 2004-2009.
L'Art du Collage à l’Aube du Vingt et Unième Siècle Pierre Jean Varet. Paris, Editions Artcolle / 2006 Monograph - An examination of what's happening in collage at the opening of the 21st Century. Contains full-page reproductions of works by collage artists world-wide. Text in French.
Making, Collections, and Obsessions: An Intimate Exploration of the
Mixed-Media Work and Collections of 35 Artists Lynne Perrella. Quarry Books / 2008.
examination of the collecting habits of mixed media artists. .
Baron: Collages & Box Constructions NY,
Barbara Mathes Gallery & Los Angeles, Manny Silverman Gallery /
Blossfeldt: Working Collages
The MIT Press/ 2001 Monograph
about the plant form collages (discovered in 1977) of the author of
the 1928 book: "Art Forms in Nature."
Assemblage, and Altered Art Diane Maurer-Mathison
/ Watson-Guptill, 2008 Instruction
Assembling Contemporary Art Blanche Craig.
London, Black Dog Publishing / 2008 History
Discovery Workshop - Beyond the Unexpected Claudine
Hellmuth, North Light Books / 2005 Instruction:
A follow-up to the above title.
Collage in All Dimensions Gretchen Bierbaum & Petrina Gardner. Washington DC, Malcolm Llewellyn Publishing / 2005 Instruction / History / Includes list of National Collage Society Award Winners 1985-2004 and sections on collage and copyright, archival approaches to collage, and more.
Collage Journeys: A Practical Guide to Creating Personal Artworks Jane Davies. Potter Craft / 2008 Instruction / Focus is on personal expression and journaling.
Collage Lab: Experiments, Investigations, and Exploratory Projects Bee Shay. Quarry Books / 2010 Instruction / 52 different experiments.
Collage in Russia: XX Century David Bernstein. Palace Editions / 2006 Catalogue of an exhibition at The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg / also a history of Russian collage, with an emphasis on the middle and later years of the 20th century.
Collage Lost and Found: Creating Unique Projects With Vintage Ephemera Giuseppina Cirincione. North Light Books / 2006 Instruction / Basic techniques with a focus on the application of collage to crafts projects.
Collage: Pasted, Cut and Torn Papers Florian Rodari. NY, Rizzoli / 1988
Personalities, Concepts, Techniques Harriet Janis
and Rid Blesh. Philadelphia, Chilton Co. / 1962
Cornell: Navigating the Imagination Lynda
Roscoe Hartigan. Yale University Press / 2007 Exhibition
Catalogue / Monograph
Creative Paint Workshop for Mixed-Media Artists: Experimental Techniques for Composition, Layering, Texture, Imagery, and Encaustic Ann Baldwin. Quarry Books / 2009 Instruction
Cutting Edges: Contemporary Collage R. Klanten (Author, Editor), H. Hellige (Editor), J. Gallagher (Editor)Die Gestalten Verlag / 2011 History / Criticism
Collage and Painting: Using Photoshop and Painter to Create Fine Art
Susan Ruddick Bloom, Focal Press /
Ernst Collages Werner Spies, Thames & Hudson
Ltd / 1991 Monograph
36 Susan Tuttle, North
Light Books / 2008
on the process of collage-making from a populist perspective. Essays
and works by the author and 35 guest artists.
Design Using Non-Traditional Materials Sheree
Clark & Wendy Lyons. North Light / 1996
Juan Gris James Thrall Soby. NY, MOMA / 1958 Exhibition Catalog
Handmade Paper Collage Dawn Ackerman. Sterling / 2003 Instruction
Picture Archive for Collage and Illustration
Harter. Dover Publications / 1978 Resource:
300 19th-century engravings for artists, designers, decoupeurs. Also
6 collages by Harter, Satty, Singer, Evans.
Hannah Höch: Album (English and German Edition) Hanna Höch, Gunda Luyken (introduction) Hatje Cantz / 2004 Facsimile Reproduction of album assembled by Hannah Höch
Photomontages of Hannah Höch
Peter Boswell, Maria Makela, Carolyn Lanchner.
Walker Art Center / 1996
In Defiance of Painting: Cubism, Futurism, and the Invention of Collage Christine Poggi, Yale Univ. Press / 1993 History / Criticism
in the Abyss: A Surrelist Apocalypse Jim Harter.
San Antonio, TX, Wings Press/ 2003 In
which the author seeks new inspiration in the disintegration of old
rituals. Collages and text
by the author.
Ray Johnson: How Sad I Am Today... Ray Johnson. Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery / 2001 Exhibition catalogue / Monograph about Black Montain alumnus Ray Johnson who studied with Albers and Motherwell and was friends with Rauschenberg, Warhol, Johns, and Twombly. He is considered by some to be the founder of the mail art movement.
Alex Katz: Collages David Cohen, Sharon Corwin, & Alex Katz Waterville, Maine Colby College Museum of Art / 2006 Catalog raisonne of Katz's early collages, spanning the period from 1954 to 1960
John Clair Miller. 2010 Monograph
Lance Letscher: Collage Brook Davis Anderson. University of Texas Press / 2009 Monograph includes 118 works 2001-2008.
Living Into Art: Journeys Through Collage Lindsay
Whiting. Paper Lantern, 2008 An
in-depth look at the Sonoma
artists and their works.
Masters: Collage: Major Works by Leading Artists Randel Plowman. Lark Books / 2010 A survey of works by forty contemporary artists. Quality reproductions.
Matisse: Drawing with Scissors Jane
O'Connor, Grosset & Dunlap / 2002 Aimed
at 4 to 8 year olds
Mixed Media Collage Holly Harrison. Quarry Books, 2007 Instruction
The Collages of Robert Motherwell E. A. Carmean Jr. The Museum of Fine Arts / 1972 Monograph / Exhibition Catalogue?
New Creative Collage Techniques Nita Leland, North Light Books, 2011 Instruction
Ways in Collage Mary Mayer & Mary Webb. NY, Van Nostrand
Reinhold / 1973
Picasso and Braque: Pioneering Cubism William Rubin, NY, MOMA / 1989 Exhibition Catalog / History / Criticism - An examination of the relationship of Braque and Picasso which includes a number of the collage paintings of these two artistic explorers.
of Collage Brian French. London, Mills & Boon.
/ 1969 Instruction
from a historical perspective.
Anne Ryan: Collages Marlborough Gallery / 1974 Exhibition Catalogue
Kurt Schwitters: Catalogue Raisonne: Volume I 1905-1922 Hatje Cantz Publishers / 2001Catalogue Raisonne
Kurt Schwitters: Catalogue Raisonne: Volume II 1923-1936 Hatje Cantz Publishers / 2003 Catalogue Raisonne
Schwitters: Catalogue Raisonne: Volume III 1923-1936
Hatje Cantz Publishers / 2005
Kurt Schwitters: Color and Collage Isabel Schulz . NY, Menil Collection / 2010 Monograph / illustrated chronology images w/ images and analysis of a full-scale reconstruction of Merzbau / 90 color plates.
Collages of Kurt Schwitters: Tradition and Innovation
Dorothea Dietrich. Cambridge Univ. Press / 1995 Monograph
on the Wind Lenore Tawney. Pomegranate Communications
/ 2002 Celebrates
the postcard collages of weaver/artist
Vision & Technique: Drawings and Collages from the Pompidou Center
and the Picasso Museum, Paris Clark V. Poling.
Univ. of Pennsylvania Press / 1996 History
Urban Walls: A Generation of Collage in Europe and America Brandon Taylor. Hudson Hills Press/ 2008. History: Collage and its dialogue with decollage in the 20th century
Tom Wesselmann: The Early Years: Collages, 1959-1962 Art Galleries/CSULB / 1974 Monograph
Where Quirky Meets Menacing Kim Smith, Studio Kim Smith, San Francisco / 2008 An autobiography told in a series of collages.
The Art of Adolf Wolfli: St. Adolf-Giant-Creation Elka Spoerri, Daniel Baumann, Edward M. Gomez, and Gerard C. Wertkin. Princeton University Press / 2003. Explores the work of this Swiss artist (1864 - 1930) who was among the first to be identified as an "outsider artist." Wolfli lived most of his adult life in an institution for the insane but influenced, among others, Jonathan Borovsky, Jean Dubuffet, & Meret Oppenheim.
Go First Arturo Herrera,
Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. / 2004 Monograph
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