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The Eagle Has Landed … Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the First Moon Landing, July 20, 1969

The Moon: From Inner Worlds to Outer SpaceThe Moon: From Inner Worlds to Outer Space
The Moon 1968–1972The Moon 1968–1972
Barbara Yoshida: Moon ViewingBarbara Yoshida: Moon Viewing
The CometThe Comet
Barbara Bosworth: The HeavensBarbara Bosworth: The Heavens
Soviet Space DogsSoviet Space Dogs
Space ColoniesSpace Colonies
SpaceSpace
Planetary EchoesPlanetary Echoes
Space Is The PlaceSpace Is The Place

The Moon: From Inner Worlds to Outer SpaceThe Moon: From Inner Worlds to Outer Space

Published by Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.
Edited by Lærke Rydal Jørgensen, Marie Laurberg. Foreword by Poul Erik Tøjner. Text by Marie Laurberg, Anja C. Andersen, Stephen Petersen, E.C. Krupp.

Myths of the moon in the arts and sciences, 50 years after the first manned landing

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The Moon 1968–1972The Moon 1968–1972

Published by T. Adler Books.
Text by E.B. White, John F. Kennedy.

Snapshots from the moon: NASA photographs from the earliest manned space flights

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T. Adler Books

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Hardcover, 6 x 8 in. / 48 pgs / 34 color / 8 bw.

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Barbara Yoshida: Moon ViewingBarbara Yoshida: Moon Viewing

Megaliths by Moonlight

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.

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Marquand Books

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Hardcover, 9 x 11.5 in. / 80 pgs / 55 color.

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The CometThe Comet

The Journey of Rosetta

Published by Editions Xavier Barral.
Introduction by Jean-Pierre Bibring. Text by Hanss Zischler.

A gorgeously printed portrait of a comet

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Editions Xavier Barral

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Hardcover, 9.75 x 10.5 in. / 216 pgs / 140 duotone.

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Barbara Bosworth: The HeavensBarbara Bosworth: The Heavens

Published by Radius Books.
Text by Margot Anne Kelley.

A follow-up to her successful 2015 book The Meadow, this project focuses on Boston-based photographer Barbara Bosworth's (born 1953) images of the moon, sun and sky. Made over the past several years with an 8x10 camera, the star images are hour-long exposures with the camera mounted on a clock drive so that the stars are rendered as dots instead of streaks. The sun and moon images are made with a telescope attached to Bosworth's camera.

Speaking of her inspiration for these series, Bosworth writes: "Every clear night of the summer my father would go out for a walk to look at the night sky. Many nights I would join him. We knew the North Star, and the Big Bear, but the rest became our own. At times we stood still for an hour or more to watch for shooting stars. We had no agenda. It was all about amazement at a sky full of stars. With this sense of wonder, I began making photographs of the Heavens. In these days of the Hubble Telescope and its spectacular imagery from deep space, I wanted a reminder of the mystery of our own night sky."

The book also includes facsimile editions of three artist's books that Bosworth has made as a nod to Galileo's 17th-century publications in which he first observed the skies through a telescope.



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Soviet Space DogsSoviet Space Dogs

Published by FUEL Publishing.
Edited by Damon Murray, Stephen Sorrell. Text by Olesya Turkina.

This book is dedicated to the Soviet Space Dogs, who played a crucial part in the Soviet Space program. These homeless dogs, plucked from the streets of Moscow, were selected because they fitted the program's criteria: weighing no more than 15 pounds, measuring no more than 14 inches in length, robust, photogenic and with a calm temperament. These characteristics enabled the dogs to withstand the extensive training that was needed to prepare them for suborbital, then for orbital, space fights. On 3 November 1957, the dog Laika was the first Earth-born creature to enter space, making her instantly famous around the world. She did not return. Her death, a few hours after launching, transformed her into a legendary symbol of sacrifice. Two further strays, Belka and Strelka, were the first beings to make it back from space, and were swiftly immortalized in children's books and cartoons. Images of the Space Dogs proliferated, reproduced on everyday goods across the Soviet Union: cigarette packets, tins of sweets, badges, stamps and postcards all bore their likenesses. Soviet Space Dogs uses these unique items to illustrate the story (in fact and fiction) of how they became fairytale idols. The first book to document these items, it contains more than 350 images, almost all of which are previously unpublished, and many of which have never been seen before outside Russia. The rich and varied ephemera (from cigarette packets to sweet wrappers and children's toys) of Soviet graphics will have immense appeal to the art and design market, as well as appealing to dog-lovers everywhere.

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FUEL Publishing

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Space ColoniesSpace Colonies

A Galactic Freeman’s Journal

Published by Spector Books.
By Fabian Reimann.

A visionary assemblage of historical, present-day and speculative material on space colonies, inspired by the culture of the Whole Earth Catalog

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Spector Books

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SpaceSpace

About a Dream

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.

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Planetary EchoesPlanetary Echoes

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.

We now have the technology to reach nearby planets. Even though many long-term technical issues still need to be resolved to create the conditions for a permanent, self-sustaining human life on another planet, imagining humans as a multiplanetary species is no longer merely the stuff of science fiction. Against this backdrop, Planetary Echoes considers the place of this dream of human life on other planets in the arts, literature and sciences at the beginning of the 21st century.

In this volume, a broad, interdisciplinary list of contributors (scientists, astronauts, designers, philanthropists, inventors, artists and curators) weighs in on the imaginable possibilities of space settlement. The list of contributors ranges from Buzz Aldrin to Richard Branson to Norman Foster, with many more perspectives on offer—a list eclectic enough to match the eccentricity of the human dream of colonizing outer space.

Planetary Echoes aims to inspire readers to participate in the collective dream of space exploration through offering a deeper insight into what is already possible today. The deep-seated desire to explore—the vision of calling more than one planet our home—is paired here with the most urgent existential question of the 21st century: saving the Earth's future.



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Space Is The PlaceSpace Is The Place

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.

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Paperback, 9 x 12 in. / 80 pgs / 33 color / 3 bw.

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