Humument by Tom Phillips
Look inside with Google Book Preview
By Tom Phillips

A Humument

A Treated Victorian Novel 4th Revised edition

By (author) See other recent books by Tom Phillips
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $50.00
Your Price: $45.00 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $5.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.25 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply

Humument by Tom Phillips

Book Description

In the mid-1960s, Tom Phillips took a forgotten nineteenth-century novel, W. H. Mallock's A Human Document, and began cutting and pasting the extant text to create something new. The artist writes, 'I plundered, mined and undermined its 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. As I worked on it, I replaced the text I'd stripped away with visual images of all kinds. I began to tell and depict, among other memories, dreams and reflections, the sad story of Bill Toge, one of love's casualties.' After its first publication in book form in 1980, A Humument rapidly became a cult classic. This new fourth edition follows its predecessors by incorporating revisions and re-workings -- over half the pages in the 1980 edition are replaced by new versions -- and celebrates an artistic enterprise that is nearly forty years old and still actively a work in progress.

Buy Humument book by Tom Phillips from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780500285510
ISBN-10: 0500285519
Format: Paperback
(175mm x 125mm x 36mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...

Books By Author Tom Phillips

Humument by Tom Phillips Humument, Hardback (October 2016)

In 1966 the artist Tom Phillips discovered A Human Document (1892), an obscure Victorian romance by W H Mallock, and set himself the task of altering every page, by painting, collage or cut-up techniques, to create an entirely new version. This edition presents an entirely new and complete version of A Humument.

Pindar's Library by Tom Phillips Pindar's Library, Hardback (December 2015)

Pindar's Library is the first volume to analyse the role played by Pindar's literary, cultic, and scholarly reception in affecting readers' engagement with his poetry, considering the continuities between reading and attending performances, and highlighting elements of readers' experiences which were distinctive to Hellenistic culture.

Tinder Fails by Tom Phillips Tinder Fails, Paperback (December 2014)

What happens when Tinder chats go wrong ... As featured on BuzzFeed

Menswear by Tom Phillips Menswear, Hardback (September 2012)

'Menswear' presents photographic postcards of men in all manner of outfits, whether formal, practical or casual, dating from around 1900 up to c. 1949. Most of the subjects are posing for portraits, displaying both their individual style and an interpretation of the fashions of the time.

» View all books by Tom Phillips


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Humument book by Tom Phillips and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - Tom Phillips

Tom Phillips RA has worked widely in many media. Among his previous books is The Postcard Century, published by Thames & Hudson in 2000.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Tom Phillips close
Humument by Tom Phillips
Humument by Tom Phillips
Pindar's Library by Tom Phillips
Tinder Fails by Tom Phillips
Menswear by Tom Phillips
Fantasy Travel by Tom Phillips
Weddings by Tom Phillips
Bicycles by Tom Phillips
Readers by Tom Phillips
Women & Hats by Tom Phillips
African Gold Weights by Tom Phillips
Postcard Cats by Tom Phillips
Chocolate Cakes by Tom Phillips
Postcard Century by Tom Phillips
Postcard Century by Tom Phillips
Tom Phillips by Tom Phillips
» close