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Sun and Moon: A Story of Astronomy, Photography and Cartography

Mark Holborn



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22 April 2019
Photography & photographs; Mathematics & Sciences; Solar system: the Sun & planets; Cartography, map-making & projections
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.
By:   Mark Holborn
Imprint:   Phaidon
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 308mm,  Width: 292mm,  Spine: 38mm
ISBN:   9780714876566
ISBN 10:   0714876569
Pages:   376
Publication Date:   22 April 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Mark Holborn is a writer, editor, and designer of books who has worked with such leading artists as Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Issey Miyake, Annie Leibovitz, Lee Friedlander, and William Eggleston. He edited, with Michael Light, the groundbreaking Full Moon, documenting the nine Apollo moon missions. Recent books include Lucian Freud and Mapplethorpe Flora, both published by Phaidon.

Reviews for Sun and Moon: A Story of Astronomy, Photography and Cartography

Sun and Moon amply demonstrates that the efforts of scientists and explorers to comprehend our wider environment arises from an appreciation of beauty as well as the pursuit of reason-from hearts as well as minds. --Timothy Ferris, bestselling author and filmmaker (hailed by the Washington Post as the best science writer of his generation. ) ...A sublime history of man and space rendered in gorgeous detail. --Outer Places Sun and Moon is a thrilling catalog of important cosmic discoveries. --Cool Hunting ...A deeply researched, richly photographed history of modern space exploration... Sun and Moon captures our progress and our enduring fascination with space.

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