Anthropologie is the study of beautiful young women posing in their natural habitat of decayed and forgotten grandeur. You should not be surprised while crossing the barren wastes of the Patagonian steppe to find an immaculate nymph lounging in the ruins of a Jesuit mission. Nor should you, being a beautiful young woman (metaphorically or otherwise), be surprised to find yourself alone and forlorn in the mission beside the collapsed portico, knowing a volition no one else does: a secret will, am I right, babe? But beware! The photographers and scientists, the leaders of couture are after you; they will try to exploit your youth. Away, away! Leap to your BMW motorcycle and be off, past the broken viaduct, over the crashed gates and up the far hills to hide deep in the valley glades of some other abandoned semiotic.

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