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Bicycles By Tom Phillips

Bicycles by Tom Phillips

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Summary

This series of books draws on Tom Phillips' collection of over 50,000 photographic postcards. 'Bicycles' documents the great age of the safety bicycle which was the instrument of emancipation for women and freedom for men. Also we see competitive racers and pedalling toddlers.

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Bicycles: Vintage People on Photo Postcards by Tom Phillips

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. Bicycles documents the great age of the safety bicycle which was the instrument of emancipation for women and freedom for men. Also we see competitive racers and pedalling toddlers. 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.

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

About Tom Phillips

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

Additional information

GOR005835593
9781851243686
1851243682
Bicycles: Vintage People on Photo Postcards by Tom Phillips
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Bodleian Library
2011-05-09
112
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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