Raw + Material = Art : Found, Scavenged and Upcycled, Paperback

Raw + Material = Art : Found, Scavenged and Upcycled Paperback


Tristan Manco, perhaps the worlds most influential commentator on street art, showcases the work of 38 truly innovative and inspirational artists who use low-cost, low-tech media and often totally original techniques to produce work that defies categorization and pushes the boundaries of art itself.

Many of them repurpose utilitarian or scrap materials, from unglamorous items of domestic waste, found wood and even organic detritus such as skin and nails to recycled toys, books, skateboards, firecrackers and lights.

Others show creative approaches to traditional or proven media such as paper, stone, concrete and steel.

The ingeniously crafted and thought-provoking results range across a broad spectrum, from intimate paper collages to large public sculptures constructed from discarded wood.

Anyone fascinated by the extraordinary creativity currently emerging at the raw edge of contemporary art will find this book compelling reading.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages, 350 illustrations, 340 in colour
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
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  • Category: Art & design styles: from c 1960
  • ISBN: 9780500289914



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