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The 29 Stages of a Twitterstorm [more inside]
posted by Diablevert on Oct 11, 2013 - 47 comments

Deconstructing Cassell's Illustrated History of India

Rajkamal Kahlon makes stunning gouache paintings directly onto the pages of a 130 year old history book. Her style and technique are similar to Tom Phillips' treated novel A Humument (previously discussed here)
posted by Slack-a-gogo on Apr 9, 2005 - 10 comments

The following sing I a book.

The following sing I a book. a book of art. of mind art as that which he hid reveal I. Tom Phillips made his first Humument pages in 1966 and continues to make them. He drew new meanings out of a forgotten Victorian novel - A Human Document by W.H. Mallock - by painting over or otherwise obscuring most of the words on the page, leaving pithy fragments. The result is wonderfully allusive, poetic and occasionally wise as well as beautiful to look at. He's used it to comment on Dante's Inferno and Joyce's Ullysses, made a sort of opera out of it, and it's dead postmodern to boot.
posted by Grangousier on Sep 17, 2002 - 11 comments

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