First publication of pictures from the archives of the Stasi, the East German secret police
The book might be a primer on the banality of evil.--Luc Sante "The
New York Times Book Review "
Berlin-based artist Simon Menner spent two years researching the files of the Federal Commisioner for the Stasi Archives of the former GDR to unearth the photographs he has gathered for this dark but unavoidably comic volume. Menner's collection focuses on images pulled from manuals dealing with espionage tradecraft, as well as actuals photos from surveillance operations.--Albert Mobilio "Bookforum "