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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Art meets the written word. He has managed to breathe new life into an old work that would otherwise have been left forgotten on dusty shelves and in doing so has opened up a whole new genre o When I first stumbled across this in the library I was horrified at the thought of doing hujument things to a book yes I am that much of a geek, it’s okay I’m fine with this but then I took a moment to read the story behind how and why Phillips did so and I must say I am a convert and pleased that he has kept the original unscathed!
Mallock, published in as a popular reprint of a successful three-decker. Also, if you like stuff you have to work for, I highly recommend. It was a really humumdnt surprise and I can see why some people say it’s the book that comes closest to a work of art.
A treated Victorian novel, an bumument in artistry and perhaps the most captivating work of art I’ve ever encountered.
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. Each edition revises and replaces various pages. While some of the layouts themselves humkment aesthetically interesting, the text itself was banal at best. And it is not really about the “plot,” if you can even say it has a plot.
Mallock’s A Human Document, and began cutting and pasting the extant text to create something new.
Ton Phillips has built his life’s work around W. See, Phillips picked up an old Victorian x and painted over it, so that some of the words are still visible but the entire meaning of the book has changed. Oct 19, Flynn rated it it was amazing Shelves: An inspiring and impressively huge art project. It is also a key text for anyone interested in tracing the relationship of deconstruction theory and experimental print.
And it seems this is a work in progress, as the author keeps adding other pages with every new edition published. At this propitious place, on a routine Saturday morning shopping expedition, I found, for exactly threepence, a copy of A Human Document by W.
A Humument: A Treated Victorian Novel
Art World Tributes to Robert Hhumument. In the mids, Tom Phillips took a forgotten nineteenth-century novel, W.
The piece has been performed twice and recorded, and Phillips has created a second full version of it. A revised edition of A Humument with more than 50 new pages followed two years later.
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When I first stumbled across this in the library I was horrified at the thought of doing such things to a book yes I am that much of a geek, it’s okay I’m fine humumentt this but then I took a moment to read the story behind how and why Phillips did so and I must say I am a convert and pleased that he has kept the original unscathed!
Don’t waste your time with this volume; make your own altered book instead. Jan 20, Beth Wisniewski rated it it was amazing. For instance, page of the second version, a hodgepodge humumeny colorful crosshatched comicstrip images featuring a blonde woman with a tear on her cheek, reads: Inconsistent but an intriguing project. Phillips drew, painted, and collaged over the pages, while leaving some of the gumument text to show through in the form of erasure.
It was beautifully illustrated and the poems were unique, funny, and sometimes sad. Tom Phillips is like a sculptor, finding a new way to make art, removing many of the words from a randomly chosen novel and making a new story from it, with art folded in as well. To read, A Humument humumeht by turns humorous, poetic, aphoristic, erotic and pleasurably baffling.
The resulting text works as a series of abstract reflections–the text illuminating the image and the image illuminating humumentt text.
It began with a trip to a thrift store inwhere Phillips gave himself the task of finding a second-hand book to work with. Its vocabulary is rich and lush and its range of reference and allusion large.
Pages of a Humument: Tom Phillips on His Show at Flowers Gallery
He draws, sketches, and paints over the pages of the text, creating his own text through excision. Nov 29, Paul Bryant rated it really liked it Recommends it for: There were some beautiful lines, and I love how it was created.
Much like a poetry collection, each page is intended to be read in dialogue with the others, but not necessarily in its suggested order. This is numument a book to read only in a linear way although that certainly works, following a story about a fictional character named Bill Toge but also to dip into continually.
But this is a triumph of found and re-purposed art.
Books by Tom Phillips. I thoroughly enjoyed this strange, amorphous, obsessive text. First published in Eye no. This new fourth edition follows its predecessors by incorporating revisions and re-workings — over half the pages in the edition are replaced by new versions — and celebrates an artistic enterprise that is nearly forty years old and still humumetn a work in progress.
My 4 star rating is based on this book as a piece of artwork and imaginative exploration as opposed to a piece s literature.