Tom Phillips, Works and Texts
Tom Phillips, Works and Texts
Thames & Hudson

Tom Phillips, Works and Texts

  • Publish Date: 1993-01-17
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Tom Phillips

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A maker of memorable images...Tom Phillips has a range of sympathy which goes beyond the Anglo-American gamut...he is a quintessentialist; a man who likes to reproduce complex and difficult subjects to a magic minimum. John Russell, The New York Times

Tom Phillips is a multi-talented artist whose central passion is language and whose genius lies in his ability to generate images that, while concerned with the structure of ideas, also convey a rich coherence of decoration, eloquence, and sensuality. These concerns have led him into opera, ballet, and filmmaking; he is also an accomplished composer and poet, and his achievements in the production of books and prints are renowned worldwide. He inspires strong, almost fanatical enthusiasm among a coterie of devotees. Published to coincide with a touring retrospective exhibition by the Royal Academy, Tom Phillips: Works and Texts is a discriminating survey of over twenty years of the artist's oeuvre, including some of his very latest pieces. Included are pages from his past books: Dante's Inferno (Thames & Hudson, 1985) and A Humument (Thames & Hudson, 1987). Also reproduced are such representative works as Conjectured Images: Mappin Art Gallery, a series of paintings that reconstruct an entire art gallery from an old postcard; Curriculum Vitae I-XXII; Terminal Grey Paintings; and many of his images from A TV Dante. Illustrated in color throughout, this is a tribute to a living artist whose work remains as fresh and challenging as when it was first produced.

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