The thirst for materialistic satisfaction, prestige, and the acculation of wealth, has reached increasingly higher crescendoes in western societies. America has become the world leader in overconsumption and excess,
with an unsatiable appetite for expensive cars, fancy clothes, huge houses, and super-sized meals and wastelines. Along with the excess comes the detritus. The remnants of a civilazation - whether it's a thousand-year-old

Ciff dwelling, or a worn out pair of jeans - offer clues to what a society values, its needs, fears, and aspirations.




















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