The Art Of Space: The History Of Space Art, From The Earliest Visions To The Graphics Of The Modern…

Hardcover | October 27, 2014

byRon MillerForeword byCarolyn Porco, Dan Durda

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The Art of Spaceis the most comprehensive celebration of space art ever to be published, profiling the development of space-based art in a variety of media. InThe Art of Space, award-winning artist and best-selling authorRon Millerpresents 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 Spaceshows 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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The Art of Spaceis the most comprehensive celebration of space art ever to be published, profiling the development of space-based art in a variety of media. InThe Art of Space, award-winning artist and best-selling authorRon Millerpresents over 350 high-quality and often photorealistic images that chart how artists throughout history, ...

Ron Miller is an award-winning artist and best-selling author who has writtenof over 50fifty books, including The Grand Tour, Cycles of Fire, In the Stream of Stars, and The History of Earth. His illustrations and artwork hashave been featured in National Geographic, Reader's Digest, Scientific American, Smithsonian, Air and& Space/Smi...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 11.25 × 10.25 × 1 inPublished:October 27, 2014Publisher:Voyageur PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0760346569

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"In his new book, The Art of Space, author Ron Miller explores both how we developed the technology necessary for space travel and how that technology has steadily migrated from science fiction to science fact." - Gizmodo