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Fantasy Travel: Vintage People on Photo Postcards (Bodleian Library - Photo Postcards from the Tom Phillips Arc)

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To celebrate the acquisition of the archive of distinguished artist Tom Phillips, the Bodleian Library 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 portraits of themselves. Each of the books in the series contains two hundred images chosen from a visually rich vein of social history. Their covers also feature thematically linked paintings, specially created for each title, from Phillips’s signature work, A Humument.
 
Fantasy Travel compiles postcards of people sitting playfully in studio mock-ups of airplanes, cars, speedboats, and hot air balloons. Such modes of travel were beyond the means of most people at the time, and photographic studios allowed them to indulge their flights of fancy—and take away the resulting postcard.
 
Each of these unique and visually stunning books give a rich glimpse of forgotten times and will be greatly valued by art and history lovers alike.

Table of Contents

Foreword

      Terry Jones

Introduction

      Tom Phillips

Postcards

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781851243839
Author:
Phillips, Tom
Publisher:
Bodleian Library
Subject:
Portraits
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
The Bodleian Library - Photo Postcards from the Tom Phillips Archive
Publication Date:
20121131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200 halftones
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
7.5 x 7 in

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Arts and Entertainment » Art » Style and Design
Arts and Entertainment » Photography » Annuals
Arts and Entertainment » Photography » General
Arts and Entertainment » Photography » Photographers
History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology

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