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Phillips, Tom 1937-

Overview
Works: 275 works in 640 publications in 5 languages and 7,681 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Illustrated works  Film adaptations  Postcards  Instructional films  Artists' books  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Director, Librettist, Illustrator, Editor, Contributor, Commentator, Artist, Honoree, Other, Engraver, Photographer, Performer
Classifications: N7380.5, 709.6
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Africa : the art of a continent by Tom Phillips( Book )

36 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and German and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogus bij een expositie van Afrikaanse kunst
Africa, the art of a continent : 100 works of power and beauty by Tom Phillips( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by a landmark exhibition of art on view at the Guggenheim Museum, this book provides an accessible overview to one of the world's great art traditions. Africa is the birthplace of human civilization, and produced some of humankind's earliest art objects. This book presents masterworks organized into seven geographical areas - Ancient Egypt and Nubia, eastern Africa, southern Africa, central Africa, western Africa and the Guinea Coast, Sahel and Savanna, and Northern Africa. Spectacular sculptures in wood, bronze, and stone provide stunning proof of the aesthetic strength of African traditions, even in the case of utilitarian works that were not made to be "art". In some cases, the very concept of art was foreign to their makers, as Kwame Anthony Appiah explains in his essay. In an epic overview of Africa's earliest history, Ekpo Eyo makes a strong case for dispensing with the popular misconception that northern Africa, Northwestern Africa and Egypt - is somehow not an integral part of the African continent. Peter Mark addresses the religious and cultural interaction between northern and sub-Saharan Africa during the spread of Islam and Christianity. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the reception of African art in the West in the early part of this century, outlining how these works - like most everything from Africa - provoked "a certain anxiety" in the Western imagination. Suzanne Preston Blier elucidates the myths surrounding the art of Africa. And an international team of scholars explores the significance of each of the objects reproduced. The volume is rounded off with a selected bibliography
The postcard century : 2000 cards and their messages by Tom Phillips( Book )

12 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Postcard Century shows and tells the story of the last hundred years in its own words and images. Two thousand picture postcards and their messages give a living account of the daily existence of people and a vivid glimpse of what mattered to them, pleased them, shocked or amused them via the cards they chose to send." "The artist and writer Tom Phillips provides a commentary on the visual material, giving a perceptive and thoughtful context for the messages. Here is a glimpse into the hearts and minds of the people who lived through the most turbulent century in our history."--BOOK JACKET
Dante, the Inferno by Dante Alighieri( Visual )

31 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collaborative attempt by Tom Phillips and Peter Greenaway to bring to the screen one of the greatest and most widely known works of art in the history of Western civilisation, Dante's 'Inferno'. Using radical new techniques a rich televisual tapestry is created to illustrate and complement Dante's text, re-creating a 600-year-old text as a late twentieth century post-modern masterpiece
Music in art : through the ages by Tom Phillips( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and German and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La publicación recoge gran parte de los artículos aparecidos en la BBC Music Magazine
Dante's Inferno : the first part of the Divine comedy of Dante Alighieri by Dante Alighieri( Book )

8 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A humument : a treated Victorian novel by Tom Phillips( Book )

30 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gendigtning af W. H. Mallocks A human document i billedform
We are the people : postcard from the collection of Tom Phillips by Tom Phillips( Book )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Menswear : vintage people on photo postcards by Tom Phillips( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women & hats : vintage people on photo postcards by Tom Phillips( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To celebrate the acquisition of the Tom Phillips archive, the Bodleian Library has asked the artist to assemble and design a series of books drawing on his themed collection of over 50,000 photographic postcards. These encompass the first half of the twentieth century, a period in which, thanks to the ever cheaper medium of photography, 'ordinary' people could afford to own their portraits. "Women in Hats" explores the remarkable range in the world of millinery from outrageous Edwardian creations to the inventive austerities of the Second World War. Each book contains 200 images chosen with the eye of a leading artist from a visually rich vein of social history. Their covers will also feature a thematically linked painting, especially created for each title, from Tom Phillips' signature work, 'A Humument'."--Publisher's website
Afrika : die Kunst eines Kontinents ; [anläßlich der Ausstellung "Afrika - die Kunst eines Kontinents" im Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (1. März - 1. Mai 1996)] by Ausstellung Afrika - die Kunst eines Kontinents( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readers : vintage people on photo postcards by Tom Phillips( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fantasy travel : vintage people on photo postcards by Tom Phillips( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In one side & out the other by John James( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dante, the Inferno by Dante Alighieri( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radical, new visual techniques are used to bring the first eight cantos of Dante's Inferno to the screen. The film illustrates and complements Dante's text, re-creating a 600 year-old work as a late twentieth century post-modern masterpiece. Eminent scholars in visual sidebars interpret Dante's metaphors and symbolism
Musik der Bilder : von der Frühzeit bis zur Gegenwart by Tom Phillips( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Song of myself by Harrison Birtwistle( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trailer by Tom Phillips( Book )

4 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African sculpture from private collections in London : an exhibition by South London Art Gallery( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heart of darkness : an opera in one act (2011) by Tarik O'Regan( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Africa, the art of a continent : 100 works of power and beauty
Alternative Names
Phillips Trevor Thomas 1937-....

Tom Phillips

Tom Phillips artista británico

Tom Phillips British artist

Tom Phillips Brits kunstschilder

Languages
English (266)

German (23)

Welsh (2)

Spanish (2)

Dutch (1)

Covers
Africa, the art of a continent : 100 works of power and beautyThe postcard century : 2000 cards and their messagesMusic in art : through the agesA humument : a treated Victorian novelWe are the people : postcard from the collection of Tom PhillipsWomen & hats : vintage people on photo postcardsAfrika : die Kunst eines Kontinents ; [anläßlich der Ausstellung "Afrika - die Kunst eines Kontinents" im Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (1. März - 1. Mai 1996)]Readers : vintage people on photo postcards