Assembled: Transform Everyday Objects Into Robots
- Author: Karpati, Eszter
- ISBN: 9781910254547
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Assembled features 25 contemporary assemblage art projects by international artists through before and afterï¿½ shots as well as an additional gallery of inspiring assembled pieces. Each of the 25 projects is shown through the transformation of a group of found objectsï¿½ into finished sculpture with accompanying instructions on project inspiration, assemblage methods and bonding techniques. The projects are disassembled to their very core to reveal not just the easily identifiable elements used in their creation, such as a tennis racket, thermos, or bicycle frame, but also every screw, bolt, thread, rope, or wire used to assemble them. The text accompanying each piece comes from the artist and offers a unique insight into the creation and character of each individual sculpture. These charming background stories describe the journey from seemingly random found objects to a finished, named creation, and are followed with precise instructions on how each piece is put together. A list of individual components and tools used completes the "recipe". The three-dimensional counterpart of collage, as an art form assemblage art traces its origins back to Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, and Marcel Duchamp who famously attached a bicycle wheel to a stool and called it a readymade. The term assemblages was first used by Jean Dubuffet in the 1950s to describe a series of collages using butterfly wings and the genre assemblage art was created in 1961 by Peter Selz and William Seitz who co-curated the exhibition The Art of Assemblageï¿½ at the MoMA in New York.