Found dictionary (Dictionary of Americanisms, ed. Mitford M. Matthews, University of Chicago Press, 1951). Various American writings transcribed, word by word, into the dictionary using color coded systems and sequences of page numbers. The resulting experience with the literature is a disjointed, non-linear navigation through the dictionary's pages and definitions. The writings, therefore, are read with arbitrary juxtapositions and associations that complicate their original content and draw attention to their construction—many individual words combined to make meaning.

Americanisms is an ongoing exercise that could be carried out by anyone, and could theoretically continue until the book is unintelligible. It is displayed as an object, performance, or interactive practice.
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