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Posts Tagged ‘Terracotta Warriors’

CRIMES AGAINST POSTERITY: Exhibit E

CRIMES AGAINST POSTERITY: Exhibit E

Such a darling setup – and magnified, of course, to domineering proportions. Life-size, it seems, was not impressive enough, not quite as instructive. These are the days of magnitude over quantity, or quality, for that matter- the time of things that make your chin raise. And what a message! What an image! The light falls […]


PREDATOR PELTS STRUNG UP AS WARNING

Xian, CHINA – While it may seem like little more than an extensive scarf display, this seemingly endless line of furry skins has been ‘constructed’ for similar reasons to the iconic walls of China’s dynastic past. While the Great Wall was meant to physically deter the barbarous Mongol hordes, this lineup is said to serve […]


Stuff Tourists Buy Voluntarily: Dog Skin Rugs

After touring the sight of the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an you are force-funneled out through a massive open-aired mall. When we visited in late March 2009, not exactly the high tourist season, it appeared the main commodity was furs. TRW: What is this? Vendor: Bear TRW: No, what kind of dog is this? Vendor: Not […]