Forever Under Construction


Posted in Architecture, Art, Iran, Middle East, Photo, Photography by homeyra on February 9, 2008

Courtesy of Kristen Alvanson

Lumpen Orientalism gathers the fragments of a lost civilization, the decaying parts of a breathing animal _ the Middle East. Named after a term suggested by China Miéville, Lumpen Orientalism captures an anomalous fascination with the Middle East and Asia in a similar way to the mongrel visions of Gilles Deleuze, H. P. Lovecraft, Gaëtan Clérambault and William Beckford for tackling this enigmatic monstrosity. “

Ocular winter:



Kristen Alvanson, Iran, 2008

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  1. عمار - aMmAr said, on February 10, 2008 at 7:23 am

    wow! Amazing

  2. Bluebear2 said, on February 10, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    ار – aMmAr


  3. homeyra said, on February 11, 2008 at 8:21 am

    and mesmerizing 🙂

  4. Nonad « Forever Under Construction said, on May 10, 2008 at 5:02 am

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