Cut and Paste: 400 Years of Collage


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Cut and Paste: 400 Years of Collage


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Collage is one of the defining subjects in Modern Art. It is as important and popular today as it has ever been. This definitive survey of collage and 3-D sculpture (made from bits and pieces stuck and nailed together) spans the whole period from about 1600 to the present day. Each page of this book is filled with fascination. The lavish illustrations include images of items such as books with fold-out flaps, Victorian collage, Valentine and greeting cards, double exposure photographs, album covers such as Sgt Peppers, the Hungry Caterpillar, many curiosities and items from Cubism, Dada, Surrealism, Pop, 70s counterculture, video and computerised collage. AUTHOR: Patrick Elliott is Senior Curator at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh. He has written extensively on modern and contemporary art. Recent publications include Another World: Dali, Magritte, Miro and the Surrealists (2010), Tony Cragg (2011), The Two Roberts: Robert Colquhoun and Robert MacBryde (2014), The Amazing World of M.C. Escher (2015), Joan Eardley, A Sense of Place (2016) and True to Life (2017). SELLING POINT: There are no other affordable books available on this important subject This is the only book that looks closely at the early centuries of Collage Collage is popular, fascinating and historically revealing 240 colour images

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Dimensions 265 × 245 mm

Patrick Elliott

Author Bio

Patrick Elliott is Chief Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art, at the National Galleries of Scotland.

Freya Gowrley is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in History at the University of Derby. Her work examines the visual and material culture of Britain, North America and the British Empire in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with a particular focus on collage and its histories.

Yuval Etgar is the Director of Research and Exhibitions at Luxembourg & Dayan, London, and a Doctoral Candidate at the Ruskin School of Art, Saint Edmund Hall, the University of Oxford. His most recent publication, The Ends of Collage (2017), is a comprehensive anthology of writings on the history and theory of collage.



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Paperback / softback

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