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Collage: A Complete Guide for Artists

Anne Brigadier

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ISBN 10: 0823006506 / ISBN 13: 9780823006502
Published by Watson-Guptill Publications, 1970
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: Collage: A Complete Guide for Artists

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

Publication Date: 1970

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: First Edition - may be Reissue.

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This book is the first of its kind to explore all the techniques of making collage, from selecting the ground to framing the final piece. Topics covered include: ● the history of collage ● materials and tools necessary for beginning ● selection of the proper ground ● how to prime and use grounds, including the use of colored primers ● techniques for applying all kinds of adhesives ● how to use magazines and newspapers including how to alter them by wetting and modifying the sheet ● how to order and use Art papers, including drawing and painting papers, gold and metal leaf, and oriental papers ● the use of tissues including gluing tissues, creating tones and colors with tissues, drawing and designing over tissues, laminating tissues, stained glass and veined effects, color washes with tissues, bleeding tissues, etc. ● methods of preparing your own papers: oil in water prints, monoprints, rubbings, cheesecloth and sponge prints, spray paint prints, color with paint and crayons ● achieving textures with collage, includng using food, granular materials, cloth, thread, gesso and gel techniques ● treating cloths for collage, and means of modifying their color, texture, and pattern ● encaustic techniques ● smoking, scorching, and burning; ● tearing, scraping, and cutting; ● texturing with acrylic emulsions and paint; ● edges as textural interest. ● A chapter on miscellaneous textures shows how to use such items as staples, mildewed papers, and rusted tin cans. ● The concluding chapter offers advice to the student on general working procedures and framing the finished collage. The book is abundantly illustrated with over 200 black and white halftones, including the works of such masters as Juan Gris, Pablo Picasso, and Henri Matisse. One hundred color plates give conclusive evidence that these methods produce exquisite collages. A list of paper suppliers and an index complete the volume.

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