noun \ə-ˈsem-blij, for 3 also ˌa-ˌsäm-ˈbläzh\

: a group of people or things

Full Definition of ASSEMBLAGE

:  a collection of persons or things :  gathering
:  the act of assembling :  the state of being assembled
a :  an artistic composition made from scraps, junk, and odds and ends (as of paper, cloth, wood, stone, or metal)
b :  the art of making assemblages

Examples of ASSEMBLAGE

  1. <an assemblage of onlookers at the construction site>
  2. <tried to sort through the assemblage of ripped wrapping paper and boxes for the missing toy>

First Known Use of ASSEMBLAGE



noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Three-dimensional construction made from household materials such as rope and newspapers or from any found materials. The term, coined by Jean Dubuffet in the 1950s, has been applied to collage, photomontage, and sculptural assemblage. The Dadaists and Surrealists produced ready-made assemblages and elevated them to art by simply exhibiting them. Later artists who have worked with the technique include Louise Nevelson and Robert Rauschenberg.


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