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Art Making, Collections, and Obsessions

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  95 ratings  ·  10 reviews
A glimpse into the personal collections and work of 35 major artists.

This large format, full-color, inspirational book is about how artists use their collections to make artwork. The gallery-style format allows readers to see what artists collect, and the resulting spectacular artwork they make from it. The book will feature the collections and the artwork of thirty-five

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Hardcover, 160 pages
Published February 1st 2008 by Quarry Books
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Shelli
Unfortunately, this was the first book by Lynne Perrella that was a disappointment to me, as nearly everything she puts out is otherwise visually stunning. I expected Art Making, Collections, and Obsessions to have amazing pictures of the materials that artists amass into epic collections, but most of them were more like pieces and parts of those collections arranged with some other random stuff to make atmospheric, Instagram-worthy photographs (even though this book precedes Instagram). To ma ...more
Astrid Yrigollen
Interesting coffee table book about the things people collect and how they turn their collections of medals,buttons,tags,pieces of crockery,little dolls etc in to art pieces.There were some photos that were really just the pictures of the collections themselves and not really made in to anything, unless you want to say that the collection itself was a statement. Shrug.My favorite was the Memory Jugs. There was a short paragraph about the artist as well.
Hella
Jan 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: creativiteit
Dit is geen collage-maak-boek, maar inspirerend is het wel! Het laat de wonderlijke verzamelingen zien van 35 verschillende kunstmakers. Het zijn collages maar soms zo driedimensionaal dat het eerder beeldhouwwerken zijn, of alaartjes, of installaties. Eén van mijn favorietste collagemaaksters (Anne Bagby) staat er ook in.
Janet
May 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mixed-media-art
Love this quote: "collecting is, of course, for most collectors just a reasonably absorbing and largely harmless pastime, looked upon by an uncomprehending world as a kind of gentle madness." - Stephen Calloway
Sarah Lee
Dec 04, 2017 rated it did not like it
This book just wasn't what I was expecting. The only thing it has to do with art making or artists is that the collections belong to artists. I couldn't even read through the whole thing. I found it boring.
Meikoningin
Sep 25, 2011 rated it did not like it
Not what i expected : this book is about how artists use their collections to make artwork. It allows you to see what artists collect, and the resulting artwork they make from it.
The book features the collections and the artwork of forty major mixed-media artists. The artwork includes journals, assemblages, altered books, as well as jewelry pieces, and detailed descriptions of the materials and techniques used, plus insights into using unusual materials and collections.
Mary Cartledgehayes
Sep 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: art, favorites
A most luxurious, exuberant look at the ways mixed media artists gather their materials. The photographs are the draw; the introduction to previously unknown artists is a joy; their comments are revealing.

I've read it three times already and may have to buy my own copy rather than relying on the one from the library.
Mary
Sep 11, 2008 rated it it was amazing
WooHoo! Too fun - not to mention inspiring if you're into making art from found objects. The pictures are vivid and for me led to any number of new art projects. That's why I love these well-done, out-of-the-ordinary artist/authors - they can put together lovely books to look at again and again.
Merilyn
May 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful, inspirational.
Tina
like looking through someones secret treasures! fantastique!
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