ART FROM FOUND OBJECTS by Jeremy Comins

ART FROM FOUND OBJECTS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Though not in a class with Harvey Weiss' Collage and Construction (KR, 1970), which presents its subject as art and justifies the approach by its analysis and examples, this is a better than average collection of helpful suggestions and generally ingenious examples. In addition to the usual collages and junk sculpture, there are chapters on less familar activities -- most notably vacuum forming, a method of creating relief ""assemblages"" on plastic sheets using a vacuum cleaner, hot plate and basswood box. Photos of vacuum forms and other objects (including nail pictures, whimsical sardine can constructions and amusing reassembled kits), many of them by Comins' students, should not only demonstrate what can be done but also start readers moving in their own directions.

Pub Date: Sept. 23rd, 1974
Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard