Suggested Reading List

We thought we’d put together a short list of our favourite books on the themes and subjects we’ll look at throughout the conference. We’d also like you to get involved, and tell us your favourite texts on the subject. Tweet us using #CollageRL — we’ll compile these later and add them to our list.


John Elsner and Roger Cardinal, (eds.) The Cultures of Collecting (London: Reaktion Books, 1994)

Ellen Gruber Garvey, Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012)

Beverley Gordon, The Saturated World: Aesthetic Meaning, Intimate Objects, Women’s Lives, 1890–1940 (Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press, 2006)

Lucy Peltz, Facing the text: Extra-illustration, print culture and society in Britain 1769–1840 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2017)

Christine Poggi, In Defiance of Painting: Cubism, Futurism, and the Invention of Collage (New York: Yale University Press, 1992)

Diane Waldman, Collage, Assemblage and the Found Object (London: Phaidon Press, 1992)





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