Notebook, 1993-



To bring, gather, fit, put, come together . . . . Compile, Gather, Meet . . . . Build . . . . Collection, Aggregate . . . .

C O N S I D E R:
'The Art of Assemblage' - Museum of Modern Art, NYC, 1961
Term coined in the 1950s by Jean Dubuffet to describe works of art made from fragments of natural or preformed materials, such as household debris. The term is not usually employed with any precision and has been used to embrace photomantage at one extreme and room environments at the other. It gained wide currency with an exhibition called 'The Art of Assemblage' staged at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1961. [Chilvers, Ian, Harold Osborne, and Dennis Farr, eds. Oxford Dictionary Of Art. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.]

Assembly - Of Parts and a Note on The Materials
Materials can be thin sheets or solid masses, soft or hard, transparent or opaque, light or heavy. Materials used to fabricate man-made forms can be singular or can be parts that are assembled.

Parts can be assembled by fitting them, bonding them, or joining them with springs pivots, or hinges, which allow for movement.

[Wong, Wucius. Principals of Two-Dimensional Form. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1988.]

R  E  F  E  R  E  N  C  E  S 
Assemble [ ME < OF assemble(r) < VL *assimulare to bring together = L as- AS- + simul together + -are inf. suffix] v.t. 1. To bring together; gather into one place, company, body, or whole. 2. To put or fit together; put together the parts of : to assemble information; to assemble a toy. 3. Computer Technol. compile (def. 4) -v.t. 4. To come together; gather; meet.

Assemblage n, 1. A number of persons or things assembled; an assembly, collection, or aggregate. 2. The act of assembling. 3. The state of being assembled. 4. Fine Arts. a. A sculptural technique of composing into a unified whole a group of unrelated and often fragmentary or discarded objects. b. A work of art produced by this technique. Cf. college (def. 2). [< F]

[Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House,1968.]



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