Loading... Please wait...


  • Image 1
  • Image 2
  • Image 3
  • Image 4
  • Image 5
Contact us at 1.818.709.1005
3.00 LBS

Product Description


We are proud to feature renowned photographer David T. Hanson's beautiful work on our website. David is widely acclaimed for his studies of environmental ruin. In his previous books—including Colstrip, Montana (2010) and Waste Land (2018)—he has exquisitely photographed what we might regard as visual indifference, even devastation, in America’s inhabited landscape.

As a counterpoint to what can only be described as the toxic, he has now made an extraordinary document of sacred, cherished spaces, from Cedar Rapids to Kathmandu. Under the title The Cloud of Unknowing, derived from the expression of a medieval Christian mystic, but equally applicable to the voice of a Buddhist seer, Hanson has redressed the imbalance of corrupted space with places of profound harmony.

In creating this series, he traveled throughout the United States and made seven extended trips to India and Nepal. The photographs grant us access to sacred sites, shrines, “resting places for the spirit," that transcend religious divisions and suggest a universal point of focus.

From Indian reservations to missionary churches to the temples of the modern world and the ancient, Hanson’s work reveals a realm of contemplation that exceeds geography and survives in the most unexpected corners of contemporary life.


Purchase David's work directly from the publisher here: https://tavernerpress.com/cloud-of-unknowing.html

Kindly note: we do not carry this product in our warehouse. You can place the order through the publisher and it will ship directly to you. 

You can also visit David's website to see his other works and read more: https://www.davidthanson.net/



More information:

Foreword by Mark Holborn

Essay by Diana L. Eck 

Introduction by David T. Hanson

252 pages, 133 color plates

10.75 x 11.25 inches

ISBN: 9780692096703

USA orders only*

*For orders by mail and international orders, please contact us at orders@tavernerpress.com

No refunds, returns or exchanges on all orders.


Find Similar Products by Category

Write your own product review

Product Reviews

This product hasn't received any reviews yet. Be the first to review this product!

Customers Who Viewed This Product Also Viewed

Add to Wish List

Click the button below to add the THE CLOUD OF UNKNOWING (DAVID T. HANSON) to your wish list.

You Recently Viewed...