Uplifting the Colonial Philistine
Uplifting the Colonial Philistine:Florence Phillips and the Making of the Johannesburg Art Gallery
Uplifting the Colonial Philistine is a thoroughly researched, fascinating 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. It describes the larger-than-life characters who brought the Johannesburg Art Gallery to its grand launch in November 1910: Florence Phillips, wife of one of the Randlord patrons, and Hugh Lane, curator. Containing 100 color reproductions from the original catalogue, this book unravels the complex intertwining of personal and socio-political agendas that made up the fabric of the founding.
Author Jillian Carman
Publisher Wits University Press, 2006
ISBN 1868144364, 9781868144365
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