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Amir-Amur suggests both the futuristic imagery of science fiction and the gleaming, polished sculptures associated with such modernist artists as Constantin Brancusi. Amir is a title given to Muslim leaders, Amur is a region in Siberia. Paolozzi found the terms in a merchant''s code book. In the book, nonsense phrases like ''Amir-Amur'' were used to designate specific business transactions

August 2004