4321 by Paul Auster

The binding is covered in powder-blue goatskin with inlaid and recessed-onlayed decoration.

The four angular planes on each board represent the four versions of the protagonist Archie Ferguson. Each story evokes key imagery, some of which is reverse transfer printed in black and white. These snapshots are also used to echo the photographs taken by Rose Adler, Archie’s mother.

The colour palette used mirrors the academic colours of Columbia University.  Both Fergusson and Auster attended Columbia in 1968 during the civil rights protests and violent student occupation.



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