9780714876566

Sun and Moon A Story of Astronomy, Photography and Mapping

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  • ISBN13:

    9780714876566

  • ISBN10:

    0714876569

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2019-05-29
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press

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Summary

A spectacular pictorial history of astronomical exploration, for anyone who has gazed at the sky and wondered what lies beyond

From the beginning of time, human beings have looked up at the stars and speculated on other worlds. Published to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the first moon landing, Sun and Moon tells the story of that burning human need to comprehend the universe, from Neolithic observatories that mark the solstice to the latest space telescopes. It shows, for the first time, how the development of photography and cartography – the means of documenting other worlds – is linked indelibly to the charting of the heavens, from the first image on a glass plate to the Hubble Space Telescope.

Author Biography

Mark Holborn is an editor and book designer who has worked internationally with such diverse artists as Lucian Freud, Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Issey Miyake, William Eggleston and James Turrell. He is also a writer and curator with a particular interest in Japan, about which he has written books that include The Ocean in the Sand and Beyond Japan. In affiliation with the Beijing studio of the artist and designer Tim Yip, he has created a number of exhibitions in China. He is currently working on a series of historical surveys in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East with the photographer Humberto da Silver.

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