Collage and photomontage

Collage techniques are a useful way to represent a city. Layering a drawing to explore a final concept or to suggest a street scene or activity can be highly effective.

Collage began as a technique that involved literally cutting out images and layering them on top of one another. It derives from the French term coller, to glue or stick. Artists who used collage initially cut images from newspapers and other media and created new interpretations of everyday scenes. It is now possible to do this using various pieces of software, meaning that a site can be photographed and an image that has been created in another piece of software can be overlaid on it, or a digital image of a model of a scheme or proposal can be inserted ...

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