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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Oct 06, Sarah-jane Lowes rated it it was amazing. For instance, page of the second version, a hodgepodge of colorful crosshatched comicstrip humumebt featuring a blonde woman with a tear on her cheek, reads: As usual, Allie, you’ve recommended a book I loved!

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Much like a poetry collection, each page is intended to be read in dialogue with the others, but not necessarily in its suggested order. And humumeent unexpected things are good. As for the future of A HumumentPhillips believes that once he finishes the complete second version—he is down to the last couple of pages—it will be done. A Humument was begun in the s. It doesn’t yield a perfectly readable story, but was very well done, and at times it reads like poetry.

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. This one was saved by the sheer scope of its project: Mallock, published in as a popular reprint of a successful humumenr. 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 of reading and style of art, all in one hit.

Is it primarily an art book or poetry? The rude stare at destiny. Jan 20, Beth Wisniewski rated it it was amazing. In fact, this technique allows Phillips to tell a story with his visuals as well as with the words that he leaves behind. Humument is an example of erasure or found poetry.


Some of the associations of words and ideas were so unexpected and beautiful, I ended up smilling like an idiot on my journey home. The actual story humumetn can read in this book is often incomprehensible, sometimes boring, repetitive or even childish, with the exception of an odd page that is actually poetic — but the real hmument in this book is to be found in the process of its creation, and appreciation of all the inventive ways Phillips has found to subvert the original text of what was clearly a terrible novel into something much more enjoyable and good-humoured.

And it seems this is a work in progress, as the author keeps adding other pages with every new edition published.

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Over the years, Phillips has used Mallock to generate a small cottage huumument of spin-offs. It was beautifully illustrated and the poems were unique, funny, and sometimes sad. Art World Tributes to Robert Morris. While some of the layouts themselves were aesthetically interesting, the text itself was banal at best. Maybe that’s what Eno did as well. Although there is no clear narrative, little stories occur throughout the book, with a couple of characters humuument in and out at random.

Nov 29, Rooks rated it it was amazing. I began to tell and depict, among other memories, dreams and reflections, the sad story of Bill Toge, one of love’s casualties. An inspiring and impressively huge art project. View all 12 comments.

This new fourth edition follows its predecessors by incorporating revisions and re-workings — over half humuemnt pages in the edition are replaced by new versions — and celebrates an artistic enterprise that is nearly forty years himument and still actively a work in progress. He then painted over each page or made a collage upon it, leaving some words legible that create a poem that one would never imagine was contained within the page.

A Treated Victorian Novel. Phillips has created and recreated his Humument mine’s the 4th edition–each different using Mallock’s text as his canvass. 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.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. A book that makes you want to put it down It may also be one of the most beautiful pieces of art I own. It seemed a good idea to push these devices into more ambitious service.

Its vocabulary is rich and lush and its range of reference and allusion large. I think I might never be done reading this book, but technically I have seen every page, so. Phillips took an old, not intrinsically interesting, Victorian novel.

It has been used as the basis of an opera ina digital app, exhibitions, and several published versions. Mallock and it was fortunate for me that his stock had depreciated at the rate of a halfpenny a year to reach the required level. How does it stand up as literature? I strongly doubt, however, that you will hear an audiobook version of this work. Jun 19, Eddie Watkins rated it really liked it Shelves: I have since amassed an almost complete collection of his works and have found out much about him.

Oct 19, Flynn rated it it humuument amazing Shelves: He draws, sketches, and paints over the pages of the text, creating humumetn own text through excision. Want to Read saving….

A Humument

It has to be held in the hand, the pages turned, the colorful paintings reaching out directly to the eyes. Ton Phillips has built his life’s work around W.

This is simply something you must try for yourself.

I look forward to spending more time with this work, both following the “adventures” of the character Toge and just looking over the individual pages, enjoying both their look and their content.