John Stezaker is one of the most distinguished voices in the history of image-based collage. Faced with the post-conceptual crisis of the mid-1970s, Stezaker came to reject the prevailing tendency among his British contemporaries towards agitprop photomontage, promoted in the name of punk, anarchism and feminism. He also positioned himself at a distance from the North American Pictures Generation artists with whom he had a meaningful exchange during this period. This publication forms the first monographic study to provide a historical account of Stezaker’s life and work. By taking the eventful decades of the 1970s and 1980s as its prism, Yuval Etgar offers a new reading of the artist’s practice as well as a mapping of collage and image appropriation strategies from this pivotal period.