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Roberto Casati was born in Milan in 1961. A research director at the Centre National de la Réchérche Scientifique, he lives in Paris and works at the Institut Nicod, a laboratory of the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales and of the École Normale. He studies the cognition of strange things—images, colors, sounds, places, holes—and shadows. With Achille Varzi he is the author of Holes and Other Superficialities and Parts and Places.Abigail Asher (translator) is an editor of art history and other nonfiction books. She has lived and worked in publishing in Italy; she now lives and works in New York City. This is her first book-length translation.
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