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Phillips, Tom 1937-

Overview
Works: 267 works in 557 publications in 5 languages and 8,370 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Illustrated works  Film adaptations  Artists' books  Instructional films  Pictorial works  Educational television programs 
Roles: Author, Director, Librettist, Editor, Illustrator, Commentator, Other, Honoree, Engraver, Performer, Artist
Classifications: N7380.5, 709.6
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Most widely held works about Tom Phillips
 
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Africa : the art of a continent by Tom Phillips( Book )

35 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and German and held by 938 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 )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 771 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 )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 600 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 )

27 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 436 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
Music in art : through the ages by Tom Phillips( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and German and held by 378 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 )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 127 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 101 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
Tomorrow's crises today : the humanitarian impact of urbanisation( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 96 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
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

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

12 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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
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

Musik der Bilder : von der Frühzeit bis zur Gegenwart by Tom Phillips( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 38 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

Dante, the Inferno( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 31 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
Trailer by Tom Phillips( Book )

4 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The divine comedy by Dante Alighieri( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prospectus for a book which includes some reproductions of pages
 
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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 British artist

Tom Phillips Brits kunstschilder

Languages
English (216)

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 agesWe are the people : postcard from the collection of Tom PhillipsWomen & hats : vintage people on photo postcardsTomorrow's crises today : the humanitarian impact of urbanisationAfrika : 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 postcardsA humument : a treated Victorian novel