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Readers: Vintage People of Photo Postcards

Readers: Vintage People of Photo Postcards
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Readers: Vintage People of Photo Postcards
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  • ISBN: 9781851243594
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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.


"Picture postcards from a century ago capture unique moments in time and place and are a wonderful social history record. Tom Phillips is adept at seeking out and choosing amazingly evocative postcard images."--Brian Lund, editor, Picture Postcard Monthly

"The collection starts in 1902, when the post office allowed personal messages as well as addresses on the backs of postcards. In addition, the proliferation of photographic studios and the mass production of the Box Brownie meant that, for the for the first time, 'ordinary' people could afford to own their portraits, and to have them replicated as postcards for only a penny a card."--Oxford Times (UK)
Detalii
Autor PHILLIPS, Tom
An apariţie 2011
Editura Bodleian Library
Nr pagini 112
Dimensiuni 19 x 17.5 cm
Format Hardback
Cuvinte cheie: phillips tom