A Humument: A Treated Victorian Novel / Edition 4

A Humument: A Treated Victorian Novel / Edition 4

by Tom Phillips
     
 

ISBN-10: 0500285519

ISBN-13: 9780500285510

Pub. Date: 04/17/2005

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

"In the mid-1960s, Tom Phillips took a forgotten nineteenth-century novel, W. H. Mallock's A Human Document, and began working over the extant text to creat 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…  See more details below

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"In the mid-1960s, Tom Phillips took a forgotten nineteenth-century novel, W. H. Mallock's A Human Document, and began working over the extant text to creat 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500285510
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
04/17/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
367
Product dimensions:
4.98(w) x 6.92(h) x 0.79(d)

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