Six of Hearts
Six of Hearts 1992
Merely Connect
Merely Connect 1993
Ruth & Marvin Sackner Archive
Ruth & Marvin Sackner Archive Painting
Humument skull
Humument skull 1996
Humument Alphabet (letter "O")
A Humument Alphabet (letter "O") 1997
Aspects of Art cover
Aspects of Art 1997
  • 1990
  • Where are they now? The Class of Forty-Seven pub. Talfourd Press, London and Richard Minsky, New York. Bound collectors edition of thirty collage images by Tom Phillips, interpreted in poems by Heather McHugh and then further modified by Phillips using Humument treatments. The book is the subject of an exhibition at Minsky's studio in New York
  • The Atlantic, Volume 266 No.4 Oct. Pamela Petro's essay "Books as Works of Art" describes "A Humument" by Tom Phillips as "perhaps the most famous artist's book to date"
  • Tom Phillips: Selections from the Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, an exhibition at North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC.
  • 1992
  • A Humument p.341 limited edition print produced to benefit the V&A Museum, London
  • A Humument p.167 Sing Through The Hushed Ear limited edition print produced to benefit the RNID
  • A Humument: Variants and Variations, The Talfourd Press publication of new and rare treatments from A Humument to mark the centenary of the publication of A Human Document by WH Mallock. The binding incorporates two Humument page fragments
  • Treatment and Transformation: Tom Phillips's A Humument. Thesis by Elizabeth Elsas. Pub. Harvard University
  • American premiere of Irma, produced by NCSU Centre Stage at Stewart Theatre of the University of North Carolina in Raleigh with Tom Phillips playing the part of The Narrator.
  • Three British Book Artists at Mandeville Gallery, University of California
  • Prints from A Humument exhibited at Marita Gilliam gallery Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 1993
  • Human Documents: Tom Phillips's Art of the Page, Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt Library, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. PA
  • A treated text by Tom Phillips is used on the cover of Heather McHugh's essay collection Broken English: Poetry and Partiality
  • Tom Phillips becomes Josep Lluis Sert Visiting Professor at the Carpenter Centre Harvard, and while there he completes Merely Connect: A Questschrift for Salman Rushdie which includes new Humument treatments (pub. Carpenter Centre for the Visual Arts, Harvard University/Talfourd Press)
  • At Leiston Middle School in Suffolk students create an altered novel in the style of A Humument in response to a lecture by Tom Phillips
  • Six of Hearts: Songs for Mary Wiegold performed by Mary Wiegold and the Composers Ensemble, conducted by John Woolrich, recorded at St Silas Church, London in December
  • 1994
  • Tom Phillips at Yale Center for British Art includes pages from A Humument lent by Ruth & Marvin Sackner
  • Royal Academy of Arts, London produce A Humument t-shirt
  • 1995
  • Martin McClellan creates A Humument Homepage, in collaboration with Tom Phillips and Lucy Shortis. One of the first artist websites online
  • CORTEXt: a survey of recent visual poetry Hermetic Gallery Milwaukee featuring A Humument with catalogue
  • A Humument p.361 Doing Italy, A Humument p.349 We Start Tomorrow and A Humument p.117 A Number Were Gay limited edition screenprints are exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
  • Eye Magazine Issue 18 Autumn 1995, Humument feature, "Tom Phillips’s treated novel is a key text in the short history of deconstruction and experimental print"
  • 1996
  • A Humument p.91 Be Nice to an Artist in June screenprint in an edition of 75 exhibited Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
  • Tom Phillips designs the dust jacket for poet Ciaran Carson's volume Opera Et Cetera, referencing Humument technique (pub. Wake Forest Press).
  • A group of friends working in the computer industry make a treated version of Bill Gates's book The Road Ahead, posting it online as the Toad Head Project and crediting A Humument as an inspiration
  • William Gass reviews A Humument in Art Forum vol 35 no.3
  • A Humument skull
  • 1997
  • Second version of A Humument website created by John Nick Pull
  • Aspects of Art: A Painter's Alphabet, featuring A Humument alphabet is published by Bellew in association with Dulwich Picture Gallery
  • A Humument 3rd edition (second revised edition) is published by Thames & Hudson. This edition contains 98 new versions of pages
  • A Humument p.97 On The Net and A Humument p.344 Shining Children screenprints in editions of 75 and 100 exhibited Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
  • The Dual Muse: The Writer as Artist the Artist as Writer Symposium Washington University Gallery of Art
  • 1998
  • A Humument p10 Give Me Tomorrow and A Humument p154 Our Excellent Exodus in limited editions are exhibited Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
  • Humument treatment applied to cover design for Dark Star (EMI records): two more covers follow in 1999
  • Six of Hearts is released on Largo Records. The songs, written for and performed by Mary Weigold are based on Humument texts. This recording by The Composers Ensemble, conducted by John Woolrich
  • 1999
  • Composer Julian Anderson sets A Humument texts to music
  • A portrait of the (postmodern) Artist: Intertextual Subjectivity in Tom Phillips's A Humument, Jennifer A. Wagner-Lawlor pub. University of Michigan vol. 2, no. 1, Winter