A Humument 1st edition
First Trade Edition
Dante image
Heart of A Humument
Heart of A Humument, Pella Erskine-Tulloch binding
Irma CD cover
Irma CD cover
Match print
Match print
Celestial globe
  • 1980
  • The first bound trade edition is published. Produced by Hansjörg Mayer in Stuttgart and distributed by Thames & Hudson, there are 15 new versions of pages since the Tetrad Press edition
  • British Council exhibition 'Tom Phillips Graphics' tours for 8 years to France, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Jamaica finishing in Iraq in 1988
  • Arts Review, Kevin Powers reviews the trade edition of A Humument with reproduction of page 190
  • 1981
  • Book Works: Sculptural Books by 20 Artists (catalogue pub. South Hill Park Arts Centre), exhibition featuring A Humument with binding by Pella Erskine-Tulloch begins at South Hill Park Bracknell and travels to Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, Sunderland Arts Centre, Tyne and Wear, The Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, Regional Craft Centre, Lincoln
  • 1982
  • Book Works touring exhibition continues to Gardner Centre for the Arts, University of Sussex, New Metropole Arts Centre, Folkestone, and other venues
  • 1983
  • Humument fragments appear in suite of illustrations to TP translation of Dante's Inferno where Mallock provided an excellent foil to the all-knowing Virgil
  • Irma revival at ICA, London where it forms part of Adrian Jack's MusicICA series. It is presented as a double bill with itself, in two contrasting versions; one a spare chamber performance by Jean Yves Bosseur and the French group Intervalles (in which Phillips sings the part of the Narrator) and the other an augmented revival of the original 'lavish and erotic' York version, in which Elise Lorraine created the role of Irma
  • Exhibition of works from the Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive, University of South Florida Library, Tampa, FL.
  • 1984
  • Craft International Oct/Dec Richard Minsky interviews Tom Phillips on The State of the Book Arts
  • 1985
  • Hansjörg Mayer publishes The Heart of A Humument, a miniature edition based on the central portion of the novel’s pages. Pella Erskine-Tulloch produces a number of bespoke bindings and The Heart of A Humument is later the subject of a bookbinding competition
  • Exhibition Centre Georges Pompidou Livres d'Artistes
  • 1986
  • A Course in Sussex, a screenprint incorporating six pages from A Humument, is produced to mark the silver jubilee of University of Sussex
  • A Humument features in an exhibition of works from the Centre for Book Arts at New York Public Library
  • AMM, pioneering interpreters of open-score ensemble music, give a London performance of Irma at the Serpentine Gallery
  • 1987
  • A Humument is reprinted by Thames & Hudson in a second revised edition with 55 new pages. It is reviewed in Artnews Vol 87 No.6 and in the TLS by David Bindman
  • Fiftieth birthday cricket match at the Oval is commemorated with Match Print
  • 1988
  • P.95 A Humument Entering A Europe, a limited edition silkscreen print is published for academic conference
  • Twenty Years of British Art from the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL.
  • The Altered Page, an exhibition at the Center for the Book Arts, New York
  • Aspects of British Book Art today, Saturday's Book Arts Gallery, with catalogue. The exhibition features A Humument, and bindings of A Humument and Heart of A Humument by Pella Erskine Tulloch and Richard Minsky
  • Steve Xerri interviews Tom Phillips in the July issue of Fiction Magazine
  • The Australian National Gallery, Canberra acquires an archive of Tom Phillips graphic works including a large holding of Humument prints
  • The first Humument Terrestrial Globe made with assistance of Sylvia Sumira, globe conservator
  • 1989
  • Irma by AMM & Tom Phillips is released on CD by Matchless Recordings listen here on UBU web http://www.ubu.com/sound/phillips.html
  • Fragments of text from A Humument appear in a suite of prints O Chateaux oh Saisons, published by Wine Arts
  • Humument celestial globe completed, Celestial and Terrestrial Humument Globes acquired by National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, a second set go to the Sackner Archive