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A modern gnomon

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Description: Giorgio de Chirico and the Metaphysical City: Nietzsche, Modernism, Paris
An orange cone pokes out of a slate-blue base, notched with indecipherable markings, huddled in the shadow of a lopsided frame; an orb of emerald green perches miraculously on an inclined plank, showing off its intersecting parabolas; a reddish polyhedron scored with strange ciphers inches upward against the same vertiginously tipped plane (Fig. 140). Bounded by a...
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Related print edition pages: pp.171-217

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