From the Publisher
From LIFE Magazine:
Few Signs are as bewitching as a posted warning to KEEP OUT. Photographer Taryn Simon's book, An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar
, sneaks viewers past the stone-faced security guards and inside a Mission: Impossible
-worthy list of 60 locations--from CIA headquarters to an avian-quarantine facility to a fully armed nuclear sub. Doors open to rooms holding secrets we never expected to see: contraband seized by U.S. customs agents; a pod holding cryonically preserved bodies; a federally funded crop of marijuana plants.