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Farewell to the Arms: Lecture by Remo Guidieri

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 12 - 2pm

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Remo Guideri will present the lecture "Farewell to the Arms" at noon in Rm 315F on Tuesday 21 October. All members of The Cooper Union are invited to attend. 


Remo Guidieri, Professor of Anthropology and Aesthetics, Nanterre University, Paris; Ecoles des Beaux-Arts, Paris; Co-founder of Res: Journal of Anthropology and Aesthetics (Peabody Museum, Cambridge, Mass.) 

Open only to current Cooper Union students/faculty/staff

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