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Readers - Tom Phillips

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Title
Readers - vintage people on photo postcards
Author
Tom Phillips
format
Hardback
Publisher
Bodleian Library
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20101201

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.Readers shows people reading (or pretending to read) a wide variety of material from the Bible to Film Fun, either in the photographer's studio, in their own home or holidaying on the beach.This 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.

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Tom Phillips CBE, RA, is a major British artist who lives and works in London. www.tomphillips.co.uk

'An important contribution to social history and visual culture.'
Visual Studies

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Postcards - Social aspects.|Reading in art.|Books and reading in art.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
112

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