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Motion Tabled.

It’s easy to get pissed at Adolf Loos, especially when he passionately argues that tattooed people are either savages or criminals. The difficulty in researching him, for me, is trying to figure out some context for his polemic declarations. In the introduction to the 1982 collection ¬†Spoken into the Void: Collected Essays 1897-1900,¬†Aldo Rossi suggests […]

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The ornamented snake

I dreamed this past night that a strange young man urged me to enter a house where he would show me that he could charm snakes. He went ahead. Naturally, I followed him. In there, I actually saw him standing in the center of the room, and in front of him, raised almost as tall […]

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