Foreword

AHISTORICAL HYPOTHESIS.
INFRASTRUCTURE OF OIL / INFRASTRUCTURES OF ART HISTORY. CONGRUENT NUMBERS AND CONSTELLATIONS OF ARAB AND IRANIAN CITIES. TAXONOMY: MIDDLE EAST, WESTERN ASIA, AFRO-ARAB AREA, POST-OTTOMAN, TRANSMEDITERRANEAN. TOPOGRAPHICAL HYPOTHESIS. DISCOVER A FIELD OF INFRASTRUCTURES GOVERNING THE FLOWS OF UNARCHIVED TRAJECTORIES. FIND THE CULPRITS. FRAME EFFUSIVENESS. MANAGEMENT OF AESTHETIC AND GEOLOGICAL DATA STOCKS. WRITE A NOVEL IN THE FOOTNOTES OF AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATION REPORT. EXPLORE BOOK METAPHORS / THE WORLD AS A BOOK / TRAVEL AS A BOOK / POLITICS AS A BOOK. HISTORY OF ART AS ART OF HISTORY. LIBRARY MONUMENTS AND URBAN CHARTS: ALGORITHMS, CALLIGRAPHY, CRYSTALS. HOW DO YOU WRITE THE BIOGRAPHY OF AN ARTIST WHO HAS SPENT MORE TIME IN PORTS OF CALL THAN SAFELY HOME? PARIS. THINK OUTWARDLY. OIL. OPEN UP A FIELD. INVENT THE RESEARCH.


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