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Winter 2005–2006

Columns

Object Lesson / Transitional Object

Celeste OlalquiagaThe cabinet of Baron de la Mosson

Leftovers / The London Necropolis Railway

John M. ClarkeA one-way ticket to the Brookwood Cemetery

Colors / Cyan

Lyn HejinianKind of blue

Ingestion / Cuisine for a Body without Organs

Allen S. WeissAntonin Artaud’s gastronomical obsessions

Main

A Brief History of Cranks

Paul LaityOn bearded fruit juice drinkers, nudists, and sandal-wearers

How to Grow a Chair: An Interview with Richard Reames

Joshua Foer and Richard ReamesThe roots of arborsculpture

Psychoanalytic Filiations

Ernst FalzederA Freudian family tree for your wall

Where the Wild Things Are: An Interview with Ken Millett

Margaret Wertheim and Ken MillettUntangling the mathematical complexities of knot theory

.50-Caliber

Steve Featherstone

Divine Wind: An Interview with Atsushi Takatsuka

Ryo Manabe and Atushi TakatsukaTraining to be a Kamikaze pilot

Ruins

Fragments from a History of Ruin

Brian DillonPicking through the wreckage

The Ruined Man

George PendleThe melancholic folly of William Beckford

Artist Project / Infested

Susan Silton

Elementary Particles: An Interview with Peter Brimblecombe

Brian Dillon, Sina Najafi, and Peter BrimblecombeSneezing in the library

The Archaeology of Modernity

Colin JonesTheodore Vacquer, Baron Haussmann’s doppelganger

Stumped

Walead Beshty and Eric SchwabWhat remains of the Thousand-Year Reich?

Derelict Utopias

Mark SandersonThe Fascists go on holiday

Fantastic City

Joseph MascoEngineering ruins in Cold War America

Artist Project / Time Mirror

Jeremy Millar

Robert des Ruines

Nina DubinSpeculating in the market for ruins

Appetite for Destruction

Gordon Matta-Clark and J. Mark LoizeauxThe art of demolition

Rome, Broken City

Denise BrattonPatching up the Eternal City in the Renaissance

Artist Project / Untitled

Ester Partegàs

The Dead Town

Martin HerbertThe toxic cold of Norilsk

Cabinetlandia: Update No. 3

The fall of a DIY empire

And

Postcard / Copper Patinas

Bookmark / Simulated Distress Patterns for T-Shirt Graphics (Late 1990s)