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The Art of Space : The History of Space Art, from the Earliest Visions to the Graphics of the Modern Era - Ron Miller

The Art of Space

The History of Space Art, from the Earliest Visions to the Graphics of the Modern Era


Published: 27th October 2014
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The Art of Space is the most comprehensive celebration of space art ever to be published, profiling the development of space-based art in a variety of media. In The Art of Space, award-winning artist and best-selling author Ron Miller presents over 350 high-quality and often photorealistic images that chart how artists throughout history, working with the knowledge and research available during their time, have endeavored to construct realistic images of visions throughout the universe. Beginning with depictions of space ships, unmanned probes, and space stations, Miller moves through collections that also illustrate the planets, moons, galaxies, and stars; cities, colonies, and space habitats; and possible alien life. The artwork presented here has been created in a variety of media, from the woodcuts and oil paintings of the Victorian and Edwardian eras to the digitally enhanced work of contemporary artists. Each chapter also includes two special features: one profile of an artist or group of artists of particular influence and one sidebar discussion of general cultural topics, such as the use of space art for propaganda purposes during the Cold War or the impact of the digital revolution on the resources available to artists. A fascinating study on the intersection of science and the artistic imagination, The Art of Space shows how astronomy and space travel has been reflected in popular art and public perception over the past two centuries. With forewords from Carolyn Porco and Dan Durda, this book is the ultimate resource for space art fans.



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Space art history at its best.


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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Informative
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written


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    Excellent reference for reviewing all things Space Art, even includes reference to Alan Bean Astronaut Artist.

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    "It would be a fantastic gift for anyone you know interested in space art or the history of visions of space travel, or for amateur astronomers." - GeekDad.com

    ISBN: 9780760346563
    ISBN-10: 0760346569
    Audience: General
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 224
    Published: 27th October 2014
    Publisher: Zenith Press
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 25.4  x 2.54
    Weight (kg): 1.41