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A humument: a treated Victorian novel, Tom Phillips

A humument: a treated Victorian novel, Tom Phillips

detail of Self Portrait in Silver by Tom Phillips - sterling silver wire 126 x 34 cm, 2004

mondonoir: “ “The words form a kind of self portrait in alliterative verse in the same metre as the anglo saxon poem Beowulf. The text is adapted from number XX in the series of paintings called.

I love the combination of vintage book pages and cross stitch by alberta

I love the combination of vintage book pages and cross stitch by alberta Yes! LOVE this idea!

Tom Phillips ~ [no title: p. 239], From A Humument Vol. IV, 1970 (lithograph on paper) I love this idea for making poems!

Tom Phillips ~ [no title: p. From A Humument Vol. IV, 1970 (lithograph on paper) I love this idea for making poems!

This limited edition print is p. 168 from A Humument by Tom Phillips RA, which captures the moment two people meet in the darkness where ‘iron railings twist into twilight’.

A Humument p. 168: Twilight Railings by Tom Phillips RA

A Humument is an adapted and recreated version of the obscure book A Human Document from Tom Phillips RA purchased the book in the late for threepence with the aim of re-working every single page through the methods of collage, painting and cu

Tom Phillips - A Humument - p.246

A Humument par Tom Phillips

Mar Arza | Vertebrae

Mar Arza - Vertebrae (Statement series), from the Book 'The Silent Pool', 2009

The concept of hiding and revealing type on the printed page and creating an art object is reminescent of Tom Philips’ treated novel; the humument, in which he drew and painted over 360 pages of dense type. The results of which are brilliant and can be found reproduced online on this excellent website: http://www.humument.com/gallery/tetrad/0/001010/index.html

The concept of hiding and revealing type on the printed page and creating an art object is reminescent of Tom Philips’ treated novel; the humument, in which he drew and painted over 360 pages of dense.

Tom Phillips, 1966

likeafieldmouse: “ Tom Phillips - A Humument “In 1966 Phillips set himself a task: to find a second-hand book for threepence and alter every page by painting, collage and cut-up techniques.

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