A Humument: fifty years

14 November 2016 4.30pm 7.00pm

Venue:

Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)

Speaker(s):

Dr Gill Partington (University of Warwick) & Dr Julia Jordan (UCL); followed by dialogue between Adam Smyth (English Faculty) and Tom Phillips

Contact:

Emma Lear emma.lear@bodleian.ox.ac.uk | 01865 287123

Description

In 1966, the artist Tom Phillips bought a copy of the forgotten Victorian novel A Human Document and started to work with it. With paint, cut-up and collage, he created a new story and a new kind of work: A Humument. The Bodleian is celebrating the final, fully revised, 50th anniversary edition with this book launch event.

Image courtesy of Tom Phillips

Booking

This event is free but places are limited so please complete our booking form to reserve tickets in advance.

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