Barner Books, located in the heart of Historic New Paltz, NY is a long established bookshop. Known for its wide selection of new, used and out-of-print books, the store also features a full line of handcrafted journals. Proud to offer Blackwing Pencils along with gifts for the litterati. Open 7 days a week and available on the web, Barner offers a rare combination of service and value.
What might Baghdad and Manhattan look like after a nuclear assault? The relevance of such a question lends a more than chilling aspect to this little book, which pieces together the "before" and "after" of a story whose moral we seem to have forgotten. Before: snapshots taken of Hiroshima after the atom bomb leveled the city in 1945. After: a set of extraordinary photographs by Harold Edgerton, hired in the 1950s by the U.S. government to document its nuclear tests. Essays by Hilton Als and James Elkins. Hardcover, 9 x 11 in./36 pgs