A most handsome example of the first printing of Taryn Simon's stunning second book (cited on page 142 of Martin Parr and Gerry Badger's "The Photobook: A History Volume III") published in conjunction with her 2007 Whitney Museum of American Art exhibition of the same name additionally BOLDLY SIGNED "Taryn Simon" in black ink on the title page. Ships promptly & well-packed. Art & photography book specialists with an open shop for 30 years! Overseas shipping available. AN AMERICAN INDEX OF THE HIDDEN AND UNFAMILIAR - SIGNED BY TARYN SIMON. Signed by the Photographer. Gottingen, GERMANY: Steidl, 2007. First Edition. 4to. Gilt-Debossed Cloth. Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. 3-86521-380-4. Please read our full description and ask any questions before placing your order! 152pp, 61 color illustrations. Designed by Joseph Logan and Taryn Simon. In "An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar", Taryn Simon documents spaces that are integral to America's foundation, mythology and daily functioning, but remain inaccessible or unknown to a public audience. She has photographed rarely seen sites from domains including: science, government, medicine, entertainment, nature, security and religion. This index examines subjects that, while provocative or controversial, are currently legal. The work responds to a desire to discover unknown territories, to see everything. Simon makes use of the annotated-photograph's capacity to engage and inform the public. Transforming that which is off-limits or under-the-radar into a visible and intelligible form, she confronts the divide between the privileged access of the few and the limited access of the public. Photographed with a large format view camera (except when prohibited), Simon's color images form a seductive collection that reflects and reveals a national identity".