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Uplifting the colonial Philistine : Florence Phillips and the making of the Johannesburg Art Gallery

Author: Jillian Carman
Publisher: Johannesburg : Wits University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Uplifting the Colonial Philistine is a thoroughly researched account of the complex circumstances in which the Johannesburg Art Gallery, including the museum building and its singular, avant-garde art collection was founded in early Johannesburg - than a mere budding mining town."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Carman, Jillian.
Uplifting the colonial Philistine.
Johannesburg : Wits University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)608475200
Named Person: Florence Phillips, Lady; Florence Phillips, Lady; Florence Phillips, Lady); Florence Phillips
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jillian Carman
ISBN: 1868144364 9781868144365
OCLC Number: 84833463
Description: 425 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Museums in South Africa before 1910 --
2. The Johannesburg context --
3. Florence Phillips and an arts and crafts ideal --
4. Enter Hugh Lane --
5. The formation of the collection --
6. 'Modern art for South Africa' --
Conclusion --
a fortuitous legacy --
App. A. South African National Union schedule and lectures --
App. B. The Dublin and Johannesburg collections compared --
App. C. Deed of donation, January 1913 --
App. D. Catalogue of the foundation collection with illustrations.
Responsibility: Jillian Carman.
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Presents an account of the unusual circumstances in which early Johannesburg, then a budding mining town, came to have an art gallery with one of the most avant-garde collections in the world. This  Read more...

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