Published by Marquand Books. Text by Lucy Lippard. Foreword Linda Connor.
Megalithic monuments can be found across many countries, and their configuration varies widely. Moon Viewing: Megaliths by Moonlight surveys the geographical distribution of these stones, from Sweden in the north to West Africa in the south and Armenia in the east. The book is based on Barbara Yoshida’s ten years of travel and research and uses night photography to emphasize the relationship of megalithic stones to stars and planets. Research has shown that some of the stones were purposely aligned with the appearance of stars or planets at certain times of the year. In Yoshida’s night photographs, stars and planets are evidenced as "star trails"--white streaks in the sky that show how much the earth moved during shooting. Augmenting the photographs are an essay by renowned art critic Lucy Lippard and a foreword by acclaimed photographer Linda Connor.
Published by Moderne Kunst Nürnberg. Edited by Gerald Matt, Cathérine Hug. Text by Walter Famler, Michail Ryklin, Justin Hoffmann.
April 12, 2011 marks the acclaimed fiftieth anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's voyage into space. This volume looks at a huge selection of art and literature inspired by conceptions of outer space, from Sylvie Fleury to Thomas Ruff, Buckminster Fuller to Philip K. Dick. The book is housed in a silkscreened jacket with fluorescent color printing.
Exploring the Implications of Human Settlement in Outer Space
Published by Spector Books. Edited with text by Lukas Feireiss, Michael Najjar. Text by Buzz Aldrin, Anousheh Ansari, Nelly Ben Hayoun, Thore Bjørnvig, Richard Branson, Pierre Cox, Xavier De Kestelier, Norman Foster, Alexander Geppert, Ulrich Köhler, Michael López-Alegría, Greg Lynn, Fabian Reimann, Tim Smit, Christiane Stahl, Sethu Vijayakumar, Andy Weir, Frank White, Peter Weibel.
Scientists, astronauts, designers, philanthropists, inventors, artists and curators weigh in on the imaginable possibilities of space settlement
Published by Independent Curators International (ICI). Foreword by Judith Richards, Linda Shearer. Text by Alex Baker, Toby Kamps, Svetlana Boym.
This catalogue for the traveling exhibition Space Is the Place (whose title refers to a movie about the super-experimental and influential jazz musician, Sun Ra) takes an inspired look at the theme of space exploration. Encompassing the concept of infinite potential, as well as historical outer-space successes and failures, it features installations, paintings, works on paper, and sound and video works made during the past 15 years by Laurie Anderson, Nina Katchadourian, Oleg Kulik, Julian LaVerdiere, Aleksandra Mir and Damian Ortega, among others, and investigates global attitudes from the time the Soviets launched Sputnik nearly 50 years ago to the era of the explosion of the Columbia space shuttle in 2003. While the featured artworks are united by the theme of outer space, the open-ended parameters of the subject also invite consideration of the technological, environmental and sociopolitical forces affecting life on earth today.