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Corpus Delectable

Posted in Beaux Arts, Curiosa & Forteana, Taxidermy & Grotesk by Juju on August 8th, 2005 | BBC Wikipedia

Death, Dolls, Rabbits, Mutants, Circuses, Drugs, Propaganda, Suicide, Religion and GMO what more could you ask for... mmm... mmm... ok I might have missed the Sex and Rock 'n' Roll

Death
Corpus Delectable

A beautiful corpse in beautiful surroundings... I think I may have a new fetish, for play dead Japanese girls in airports - surely that must have an Eno soundtrack

Dolls
I have a soft spot for Russian Dolls and there are some unusual examples at The Wurst Gallery, I particularly liked the Fawn Gehweiler ones.

Rabbits
Now I quite fancy an Alice in Wonderland remake that's like the American McGee game... But Buffy! That's just not right! (You can see from the date on that news article just how long it's taken me to finalise this post - jeepers)

Mutants
Mutant

Beautiful mutants from Mark Mothersbaugh (yeah him from DEVO)

Circuses
Welkom bij circusmuseum.nl!

Drugs
A whole Flickr feature on vintage drug ads

Propaganda
I do love a bit of propaganda this time with a decidely Spanish feel

Suicide
One man's quest to out do the bunnies...

Religion

Icelandic modernist churches
... the Hallgrimskirkja is truly awe inspiring

GMO
These little beauties are unnervingly real

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4 comments to " Corpus Delectable "

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    Suzanne says:

    Ooooh! That Hallgrim's Church looks rather impressive indeed.

    We only have a few "Stalinistic" built churches left in Switzerland. One of my favourite is St. Anton here in Basel. It looks like a nuclear reactor from the Bauhaus period. :)

    Gotta take pictures one fine day.

    August 9th, 2005 at 11:46 am

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    Mark says:

    Ahh, it's nice to see the posts starting to arrive. A nice collection of links. I'm "borrowing" the Vintage Drug Ads link. Wonderful stuff, indeed.

    August 11th, 2005 at 3:27 am

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    Juju says:

    Thanks and please help yourself to the links, it's nice to know someone else has a use for them :)

    August 12th, 2005 at 2:03 pm

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    ro_G says:

    the play dead japanese girls are rather fetching allright. mental note: must post tokyo pics, it was either an orwelian or a wurzeltodian experience being there.

    August 12th, 2005 at 2:35 pm

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