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Sunday, March 13, 2011

H-Bomb - Nuclear Explosion

After & Before: Documenting the A-bomb 

New arrival in the shop.

A chilling account of the affects of the H-Bomb. 

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

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