Tuesday, 28 June 2011
A fascinating cultural response to the constant state of war experienced in Afghanistan since 1979. Woven by men of varying trades in refugee camps, these rugs simply depict the reality of the time – war, maps, weaponry, helicopters, tanks, machine guns, grenades...
In the 1970s and 80s, architect James Wines was commissioned by the American company BEST Products to design a series of commercial buildings. The company was founded by a Virginia family named Lewis, and became famous for its willingness to trade store merchandise for art. They now have a significant collection, although these iconic buildings are now now longer. Sad, for they are quite astounding.
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