A collage (From the French: coller, to glue) is a work of art, primarily in the visual arts, made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole. Use of this technique made its dramatic appearance among oil paintings in the early 20th century as an art form of groundbreaking novelty. An artistic collage work may include newspaper clippings, ribbons, bits of colored or hand-made papers, portions of other artwork, photographs, and such, glued to a piece of paper or canvas. The term collage derives from the French "coller" meaning "glue". This term was coined by both Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso in the beginning of the 20th century when collage became a distinctive part of modern art This book is the product of a joint effort by brothers Vasily Kafanov and Alexei Bayer. They are half-brothers, sharing the same father , even though their last names are different. (It's a long story, why.) From their father they inherited no money, property or brains--not even his great athletic figure--only his short arms. He was a boxer, but his arms were literally too short to box with God. But the brothers compensated for this sad lack of legacy by using their hands to great advantage. Vasily is an artist and is responsible for the collages in this book, as well as for the overall design and conception Alexei is a writer and has written some texts and picked up others on the Internet.