Satchmo: The Wonderful World and Art of Louis Armstrong
by sabine7 / May 24, 2009


Satchmo: The Wonderful World and Art of Louis Armstrong by Steven Brower is a collection of collages made by Satchmo himself, mostly when he was on the road. Armstrong would cut out pictures of himself, quotes, headlines and photos, and incorporate other bits of ephemera to create hobby collages that served as both creative outlet and journal. The odd thing about Armstrong's craft was that he used copious amounts of adhesive tape rather than glue, and his canvases were usually the boxes that held his reel-to-reel tapes of which he had 500. Covering both front and back, there were 1000 collages of this nature.

Hardcover, 256 pages. Abrams, 2009. $23.10 at Amazon.

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