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Phillips, Tom 1937-

Works: 373 works in 763 publications in 4 languages and 9,281 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Illustrated works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Postcards  Artists' books  Drama  Film adaptations  Poetry  Erasure poetry 
Roles: Author, Director, Translator, Illustrator, Librettist, Editor, Artist, Commentator, Performer, Other, Honoree, Instrumentalist, Engraver, Redactor, Photographer
Classifications: N7380.5, 709.6
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Tomorrow's crises today : the humanitarian impact of urbanisation by Chris Horwood( )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the effect of living in today's cities has on the millions of people who already live in metropolises, and those who are daily being drawn into them from the countryside, by the millions. Using 10 cities from around the world as illustrations of different crises that face today's urban poor, this publication seeks to emphasise the urgent needs of many in the city. It is been said that the real battles to achieve the Millennium Development Goals will be fought in the cities.--Publisher's description
Africa, the art of a continent : 100 works of power and beauty( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 751 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
Africa : the art of a continent by Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)( Book )

23 editions published in 1995 in 3 languages and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogus bij een expositie van Afrikaanse kunst
The postcard century : 2000 cards and their messages by Tom Phillips( Book )

18 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 573 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
A humument : a treated Victorian novel by Tom Phillips( Book )

44 editions published between 1970 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After its first publication in book form in 1980, A Humument rapidly became a cult classic. This edition follows its predecessors by incorporating revisions and re-workings: a hundred pages are replaced by new versions. As well as marking Tom Phillips's sixtieth birthday year, it celebrates an enterprise which is now itself thirty years old and still actively a work in progress." "In a unique fiction, word and image are blended with a richness scarcely seen since Blake. The artist writes, "I took a forgotten Victorian novel found by chance. I plundered, mined, and undermined its text to make it yield the ghosts of other possible stories, scenes, poems, erotic incidents and surrealist catastrophes which seemed to lurk within its wall of words. As I worked on it, I replaced the text I'd stripped away with visual images of all kinds. It began to tell and depict, amongst other memories, dreams and reflections, the sad story of Bill Toge, one of love's casualties." "Within this small format Tom Phillips has made the arts connect, bringing Wagner's idea of "a comprehensive work of art" to pocketbook proportions."--Jacket
Music in art : through the ages by Tom Phillips( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and German and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Art loves music: From the tombs of Ancient Egypt to the late 20th century, painting and sculpture have played their variations on musical themes."--BOOK JACKET. "Tom Phillips examines masterpieces from the history of the visual arts that have been inspired by music. In a series of colourful images we meet the music makers - the men and women who, in the act of playing and listening to music, have provided rich subject matter for artists throughout the centuries."--BOOK JACKET. "The long affair between these arts had its passionate moments. The orchestral angels of the Renaissance and the seraphic choristers of the Baroque yield to the domestic music making of the masters of the Dutch interior. The pastoral concerts of Venetian and French artists of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries give way to the Impressionists and the still lifes and soloists of Cubism. Finally, the musical abstractions of Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky lead to the often ironic or iconoclastic references to music in the experimental art of the end of this century."--BOOK JACKET. "Tom Phillips seeks out these colourful meetings between the sister arts and spins an intriguing web of anecdote and interpretation to link them through the ages. As an artist, he understands how pictures are made and as a writer he can convey this understanding with humour and clarity. Since he is also a composer in his own right his insights have the added value of musical authenticity as well as artistic authority."--BOOK JACKET. "Each of the fifty short essays focuses on a particular work of art or contrasts two or more approaches to a similar theme. A diverse range of artists is featured, including Rembrandt, Leonardo, Veronese, Titian, Caravaggio, Renoir, Van Gogh, Matisse and Picasso. We are introduced to composers who are painters, and painters who are accomplished musicians, and learn how their thoughts can often provide the key to understanding musical and artistic styles."--Jacket
Dante, the Inferno by Dante Alighieri( Visual )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 372 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
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 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa : the art of a continent( Book )

12 editions published in 1999 in English and German and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boken gir en oversikt over afrikanske kunsttradisjoner fra ulike deler av det afrikanske kontinentet. Her ser vi blant annet skulpturer i tre, bronse og stein, så vel som malerier, keramikk, smykker og tekstiler. Innholdet er inndelt etter geografisk opprinnelse. Boken er gjennomillustrert med fotos, hovedsakelig i farger. Billedtekst. Ryddig layout
Word of mouth( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of a ten-part series, presented by John Hegley, in which contemporary poets read their work. Featuring: Rita Dove, Adrian Mitchell, Herman Hessian, Bert Schierbeek, and Tom Phillips
We are the people : postcard from the collection of Tom Phillips by Tom Phillips( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The postcards illustrated offer both a fascinating glimpse into history at a time of great social change and a visual record of British society. Essays by Tom Phillips, Elizabeth Edwards and James Fenton establish the place of the postcard portrait within the genre of photographic portraiture, explore the aesthetic and emotive appeal of postcard portraits, and offer the anthropologist's response to their language of signs and symbols. Intriguing, humorous and at times haunting, We Are The People presents an original approach to portraiture, indispensable to all those interested in photography, the social historian and general reader alike."--BOOK JACKET
Menswear : vintage people on photo postcards by Tom Phillips( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 103 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 Tom Phillips( Book )

14 editions published in 1996 in 3 languages and held by 96 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 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De mens : een kleine geschiedenis van onze allergrootste fuck-ups by Tom Phillips( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in Dutch and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historische anekdotes over menselijke fouten en beslissingen die rampzalig uitpakten
Musik der Bilder : von der Frühzeit bis zur Gegenwart by Tom Phillips( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Song of myself by Harrison Birtwistle( )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Africa, the art of a continent : 100 works of power and beauty
Africa, the art of a continent : 100 works of power and beautyAfrica : the art of a continentThe postcard century : 2000 cards and their messagesA humument : a treated Victorian novelMusic in art : through the agesAfrica : the art of a continentWe are the people : postcard from the collection of Tom PhillipsWomen & hats : vintage people on photo postcards
Alternative Names
Phillips, Trevor Thomas.

Phillips Trevor Thomas 1937-....

Tom Phillips

Tom Phillips artist britanik

Tom Phillips artista britànic

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Tom Phillips British artist

Tom Phillips Brits kunstschilder

필립스, 톰 1937-

English (263)

German (21)

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