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Ronald Dworkin was Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law and Philosophy at New York University.

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The cover of Taryn Simon's newly reprinted 2008 monograph, An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar, is unlikely to catch any casual viewer's eye. Bound in nondescript gray cloth, with its title inscribed in gold lettering over a black background, the book looks like a volume of an encyclopedia or a legal periodical. But inside you'll find something far less anodyne: a mesmerizing, carefully composed series of photographs whose subjects range from decomposing corpses and quarantined parrots to NASA guesthouses and control rooms of nuclear submarines. (Jessica Loudis Bookforum)
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Hatje Cantz; 3 edition (July 31, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3775735062
  • ISBN-13: 978-3775735063
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 0.9 x 13.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #984,453 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Another beautiful release by publisher Hatje Cantz, this time a long awaited reprinting of Taryn Simon's
critically lauded work 'An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar'. Though I'm not a fan of photography-as-art or the hundreds of high-priced monographs featuring (inevitably) volcanoes, celebrities, dogs, cats, tropical fishes, semi-nude semi-celebrities in black & white, etc., when I first read about Simon and her book it piqued my interest. Inside C.I.A. headquarters, to a nuclear-waste holding facility where the water-submerged barrels give off an ominous blue argon glow, and then off to the seedy meeting hall of the KKK... Simon has a very good eye, but an even better mind. The range of subjects in itself is impressive, moreso because she managed to talk her camera in, and OUT, of these occasionally dangerous places. It is excellently produced, with a charcoal grey clothblound cover and tastefully restrained gilt-embossed titles. As with all Hatje Cantz titles, the paper stock is of the highest quality. It's larger than the average monograph, about 10.25in W x 13.5in H, with 160pp. If you are a devotee of photography or just someone fascinated by the secrets that the world's only superpower still tries to keep, get this book, and soon. I wouldn't count on a 3rd printing.
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