1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse

1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse : Remake, Restyle, Recycle, Renew

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Artists and crafters have always been recyclers, but for many, it has not only become a thrifty choice, it has become a moral imperative. 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse contains a cutting edge collection of the most inventive work being made with re-used, upcycled, and already existing materials. The work in this book ranges from clever and humble personal accessories to unique and important large-scale works of art, including paper art, fashion, jewelry, housewares, interiors, and installations.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 232 x 235 x 19mm | 1,036g
  • United States
  • English
  • 1000
  • 1592535402
  • 9781592535408
  • 165,365

Table of contents


Paper, Collage & Assemblage

Couture & Soft Goods

Jewelry & Adornments

Geek Craft & Man Craft

Housewares & Furnishings

Art, Interiors & Installations


Image Directory

Directory of Contributors


About the Author
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Review quote

Johnson, Garth. 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse: Remake, Restyle, Recycle, Renew. Quarry: Quayside. 2009. c.320p. illus. ISBN 978-1-59253-540-8. pap. $25. CRAFTS

This is a photo gallery of funky and somewhat outrageous art objects made from recycled found materials in all media. Johnson (art, Coll. of the Redwoods) assembled this collection of works by established studio artists as a source of ideas for crafters. -- Library Journal, February 15, 2010
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About Garth Johnson

Garth Johnson is a studio artist, writer and educator who lives in Eureka, California. In addition to maintaining the website \u0022Exteme Craft\u0022 (www.extremecraft.com) Garth writes for CRAFT magazine and his writing has been featured in museum catalogs, magazines, and books worldwide, including a contribution to the upcoming book Handmade Nation from Princeton Architectural Press. His first DVD, ReVision: Recycled Crafts for Earth-Friendly Living will be released by Eyekiss Films later this year. His artwork was featured in a solo show at Gallerie Maxim in Cologne, Germany in August, 2008. Garth received a BFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and an MFA from Alfred University. He has taught at Georgia State University, Columbus State University and is currently a full-time instructor at College of the Redwoods in Eureka, CA. In addition to teaching, he is a sought-after lecturer and visiting artist, with recent lectures at Ohio State University, Illinois State University, and the Kansas City Art Institute.
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Rating details

239 ratings
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4 28% (67)
3 22% (52)
2 10% (24)
1 9% (22)

Our customer reviews

I love this book, my kids and their friends love this book and the art teacher at school has borrowed it numerous times. It's not a how-to book but the images are wonderful and the creativity amazing. Every time I pick this book up & have a wander through it, I discover something new.show more
by Kerrie Putland
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