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The Resource Apollo's muse : the moon in the age of photography, Mia Fineman and Beth Saunders ; with an introduction by Tom Hanks

Apollo's muse : the moon in the age of photography, Mia Fineman and Beth Saunders ; with an introduction by Tom Hanks

Label
Apollo's muse : the moon in the age of photography
Title
Apollo's muse
Title remainder
the moon in the age of photography
Statement of responsibility
Mia Fineman and Beth Saunders ; with an introduction by Tom Hanks
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Contributor
Contributor
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Host institution
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, Apollo's Muse honors the rich history of photographic representations of the moon, from rarely seen early daguerreotypes to contemporary video art. Engaging and accessible, the book explores how photographers captured this celestial body-and how the images have in turn inspired artists, writers, and scientists. The book's wide-ranging focus includes extraordinary reproductions of the first successful series of lunar daguerreotypes by the American photographer John Adams Whipple, along with film stills from Voyage dans la Lune (1902) by Georges Melies; American "paper moon" studio portraits; images from the Apollo mission; and works by contemporary artists, including Vija Celmins, Roy Lichtenstein, Aleksandra Mir, Vik Muniz, Nam June Paik, and Robert Rauschenberg. Related prints, drawings, paintings, and astronomical instruments explore artists' fascination with the moon, as an object of both art and science. A foreword by actor Tom Hanks, star of the award-winning 1995 film Apollo 13, outlines the importance of lunar images to art and cinema, reinforcing the universal fascination with representations of the cosmos. Exhibition: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA (01.07-22.09.2019)"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fineman, Mia
Dewey number
704.9/495
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB595
LC item number
.F56 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Saunders, Beth
  • Hanks, Tom
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Moon
  • Moon
  • Lunar photography
Label
Apollo's muse : the moon in the age of photography, Mia Fineman and Beth Saunders ; with an introduction by Tom Hanks
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Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
Catalog of an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, from July 3 through September 22, 2019
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 186-187) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Tom Hanks -- Mapping the moon / Beth Saunders -- Daydreams by moonlight / Mia Fineman -- Moonshot / Mia Fineman -- Art after Apollo / Beth Saunders -- Works in the exhibition
Control code
on1055262932
Dimensions
23 x 23 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9781588396846
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Apollo's muse : the moon in the age of photography, Mia Fineman and Beth Saunders ; with an introduction by Tom Hanks
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
Catalog of an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, from July 3 through September 22, 2019
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 186-187) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Tom Hanks -- Mapping the moon / Beth Saunders -- Daydreams by moonlight / Mia Fineman -- Moonshot / Mia Fineman -- Art after Apollo / Beth Saunders -- Works in the exhibition
Control code
on1055262932
Dimensions
23 x 23 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9781588396846
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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