Cut and Paste: 400 Years of Collage

Cut and Paste: 400 Years of Collage

by Patrick Elliot with Freya Gowrley and Yuval Etgar

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. It overturns long-held accepted views of when the art of Collage began and is packed with fascinating historical images as well as revealing some astonishing, never-previously- published images, such as a huge screen of 400 engravings by Charles Dickens.

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, 70’s counterculture, video and computerized collage.

A News & Notes item about the exhibition was featured in Kolaj #26. PURCHASE KOLAJ #26.

Text adapted from the author’s press materials.

About the authors:
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: Dalí, Magritte, Miró 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).

Dr Freya Gowrley is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh’s Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities.

Yuval Etgar is the Director of Research and Exhibitions at Luxembourg & Dayan, London, and a Doctoral candidate at the Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford.

Cut and Paste: 400 Years of Collage
by Patrick Elliot with Freya Gowrley and Yuval Etgar
184 pages, softcover
ISBN 978-1-911054-31-3
National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland; 2019

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