The Altered Object

The Altered Object

Techniques, Projects, Inspiration

Book - 2006
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Altered art is the fastest growing craft trend today--but its  practitioners can't live by books alone: they long to expand their horizons and explore new directions. And this follow-up to the hugely successful Altered Art will fulfill their creative desires. It moves into uncharted territory, focusing not on books, but on transforming the surfaces of a multitude of everyday objects into artistic canvases. The 25 projects clearly prove that the possibilities are limited only by one's own imagination. For example, in the hands of five different crafters, those ubiquitous mint tins become a small shrine, necklace, photo book, and doll. Profusely illustrated profiles showcase ten contemporary artists doing their work; all provide invaluable insights into the creative process.
Publisher: New York : Lark Books, c2006.
ISBN: 9781579908799
Characteristics: 128 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.


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Jun 17, 2015

My favourite is Michael de Meng, who works with rusty metal.

Aug 14, 2010

Visually beautiful, thoughtful commentary from the writer and from artists featured in the book, helpful (but not overwhelming) techniques. Very inspiring. Highly recommended.


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