Published by Damiani. Preface and interview by Maurizio Bortolotti.
Luca Missoni (born 1956), artistic director of the Missoni Archive, has been infatuated with the moon since childhood, observing it through a telescope and collecting maps and books about the moon, and, over the past 20 years, incorporating it into his artistic research as a photographer. Moon Atlas is structured in two sections: a photographic study of the moon in each of its phases, followed by playful renderings of the moon in various colors and compositions, highlighting the tension between the bright visible face and the hidden dark side. The result is Missoni's personal interpretation of our closest heavenly body, a journey through his lifelong appreciation of Earth's satellite and a beautiful book capturing the obsession of artists throughout history from the perspective of a seasoned eye.