Purloined : A Novel
  • artists' book
  • paper boards with dust jacket
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • black-and-white
  • 22.1 x 14.2 cm.
  • 120 pp.
  • edition size 750
  • signed and numbered
  • ISBN 3897700158

Purloined : A Novel


Joseph Kosuth

Purloined : A Novel


Artist's book by Joseph Kosuth. The word "Purloined" in the title points not only to the content, but also to the way this novella came about. To construct this book Kosuth took 48 facsimile pages from 48 different books and recompiled them to form a new composite and a new coherent story.

Cologne, Germany: Salon Verlag,
Condition:  Very Good / Fine. 1.5 cm. embossment from erased price on endpaper. Contents otherwise clean and unmarked. Signed and dated by Joseph Kosuth in black pen and inscribed by Kosuth to previous owner. Numbered 268 / 750.
[Object # 36734]