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Conservation and restoration

Monumental Error

Will New York City finally tear down a statue?

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Unreconstructed

The federal government builds a shrine to its archenemy

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Inglorious restorations

Destroying old masterpieces in order to save them

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The lost buddhas of Bamiyan

Picking up the pieces in Afghanistan

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The Countess of Stanlein restored

Sound and soundness in a Stradivarius violoncello

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The Old Dictionary

By Lydia Davis, in the Fall 1999 issue of Bomb. “The Old Dictionary” appears in The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis, published in 2010 by Picador. I have an old dictionary, about…

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