A Humument: A Treated Victorian Novel (Fifth Edition) [Tom Phillips] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. “A ‘treated Victorian novel’―treated. Explore Karry Henry Nowak’s board “Humument” on Pinterest. | See more ideas about Altered books, Art sketchbook and Artist sketchbook. A Humument is a work of interwoven literary and artistic genius. It began with a trip to a thrift store in , where Phillips gave himself the task.

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Interesting book, this guy took a Victorian novel and painted on every page. Various references to popular culture and political characters or ideology conjure these emotions and moods. The artist uumument, ‘I plundered, mined and undermined humumnt text to make it yield the ghosts of other possible stories, scenes, poems, erotic incidents and surrealist catastrophes which seemed to lurk within its wall of words. Aug 29, Honesty rated it it was ok Shelves: Art meets the written word.

Pages of a Humument: Tom Phillips on His Show at Flowers Gallery -ARTnews

Phillips’s stated goal is to eventually replace every page from the edition. May 27, Michael rated it it was amazing Shelves: At Flowers prints of three versions of pages—the original page, the first version Phillips made, and the newest version—are hung in three parallel lines throughout two rooms so that they can be compared.

It was beautifully illustrated and the poems were unique, funny, and sometimes sad.

To ask other readers questions about A Humumenthumumrnt sign up. And it is not really about the “plot,” if you can even say it has a plot. Alas, all I can do is humumdnt hope to allure you into finding a copy for yourself so that you can meld with it, as I have.


But this is a triumph of found and re-purposed art. Phillips published a complete first draft of A Humument inand has continued to alter it, 50 pages at a time, since then, publishing new sets as he goes. Phillips took an old, not intrinsically interesting, Victorian novel. Artists’ books books Experimental literature.

Very rarely does the Cut-Up technique work, imo. This is an artifact that one must see and handle for one’s self.

Paperbackpages. However and unfortunately I never got x the rhythm of how to actually read this book, so more than half of it made no sense to me whatsoever. Burroughs Paris Review, and, as a result, had played with the ‘cut up’ technique, making my own variant the columnedge poem from current copies of the New Statesman. Nov 29, Paul Bryant rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I have never come across its equal in later and more conscious searchings.

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Tom Phillips – A Humument

Preview — A Humument by Tom Phillips. Jan 21, Meg Gee rated it really liked it.

Anyway, loved it and love it still. This is a great book if you are into collage art and want some inspiration. This is not a book to read only in a linear way although that certainly works, following a story humumeht a fictional character named Bill Toge but also to dip into continually. I had read an interview with William S. Retrieved from ” https: A friend of a friend witnessed this book in an exhibit in Paris and A book that makes you want to put it down Page of the second version, one of the less visually cohesive of the book, seems to contain a loose signature in a white box perhaps his own and the following poem: Patent and Trademark Office.


Lists with This Book. Refresh and try again.

Pages of a Humument: Tom Phillips on His Show at Flowers Gallery

After hearing so much about this book from the altered art world, I was woefully disappointed. Pages to import images to Wikidata. A book that makes you want to put it down A Hum an doc ument. The edition I do have is an iPad app, and as su I think I might never be done reading this book, but technically I have seen every page, so.

Twenty variations were teased from a single page. At its lowest it is a reasonable example of bricolage, and at its highest it is perhaps a massive deconstruction job taking the form of a curious unwitting collaboration between two ill-suited humumsnt 75 years apart. That story is well-documented and, yes, intriguing.