Vitamin C+: Collage in Contemporary Art
Phaidon Editors, with an introductory essay by Yuval Etgar
Collage is an artistic language comprising found images, fragmentary forms, and unexpected juxtapositions. While it first gained status as high art in the early twentieth century, the past decade has seen a fresh explosion of artists using this dynamic and experimental approach to image making.
Organised in an A-Z sequence by artist, the book features both well-known collagists and a plethora of lesser-known names deserving of greater attention.
Taking a broad definition – from analog cut-and-paste compositions and photomontages to digital composed imagery and animations – Vitamin C+ showcases 108 living artists who employ collage as a central part of their visual-art practice, as selected by 69 leading experts, including museum directors, curators, critics, and collectors.
Hardcover, 290 × 250 mm (11 3/8 × 9 7/8 in), 304 pages, 560 illustrations