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The publication is intended to be neither a book nor a catalogue, but rather a paper cabinet – a curated collection of the images and texts that were assembled in the preparation of the exhibition. As a paper cabinet, its layout depends less on the linear readability of its sequence of pages, and more on the visual delight of its layout and the play between the various taxonomies that govern display and describe the disciplines and curiosities that are represented. What has been featured here has as much to do with what seemed important and fascinating to the curators as with the unexpected discoveries that both appealed to individual visual sensitivities and teased and challenged expectations and preconceptions.