Pre-order Cut and Paste 400 Years of Collage exhibition book (paperback)

Pre-order Cut and Paste 400 Years of Collage exhibition book (paperback)


This new exhibition book for 2019 accompanies the blockbuster exhibition Cut and Paste 400 Years of Collage: the first survey exhibition of collage ever to take place anywhere in the world.

This new and comprehensive book edited by art expert Patrick Elliott and published by the National Galleries of Scotland, contains high quality images of collage by professional, amateur and unknown artists featured in the exhibition. Elliot presents the diverse range of art on display, from 19th century DIY collage kits to Peter Blake and Jann Haworth’s cover for the Beatles’ Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Also included are ‘flap-prints’, collage inspired by 70s counterculture, Valentines greeting cards, Pablo Picasso’s Cubist collage masterpieces and Dada and Surrealist collages by artists including Joan Miro and Max Ernst. 

The art of making collage is defined by cutting and pasting a combination of materials or objects onto a background.  Buy this book and find out more about the fascinating subject of collage, the Cut and Paste 400 Years of Collage exhibition, and the artists who have used the technique of ‘cut and paste’ from the 17th century to now.

About the Authors:

Patrick Elliott is Senior Curator at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh. He has written extensively on modern and contemporary art.

Dr Freya Gowrley is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh's Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities.

Yuval Etgar is the Director of Research and Exhibitions at Luxembourg & Dayan, London, and a Doctoral candidate at the Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford.

This book is not yet printed. Any pre-orders are expected to be delivered around the time of the exhibition 29 June 2019.

  • Size 24 x 26 cm
  • Page count 184 printed pages
  • Illustrations 240 colour
  • Format Paperback
  • Publisher National Galleries of Scotland
  • ISBN 9781911054313
  • Authors Patrick Elliott, Dr Freya Gowrley and Yuval Etgar

100% of all profits support the National Galleries of Scotland