The Moon—just three days’ journey by spacecraft—still serves as an object of creative speculation for visionaries across the globe. Long before scientists even considered traveling to the Moon, virtually all of its aspects had been explored in art and literature. Memories of the Moon Age, more than 50 years after the first moonwalk, traces the visual and cultural history of lunar exploration in snapshots from the past, present and future. This inspiring journey through history ranges from Ptolemy’s early calculations of the distance from the Earth to the Moon and Galileo’s invention of the telescope and his pen drawings of the lunar surface to the golden age of space travel in the mid-20th century with Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, the preparations for the Apollo Moon landing and artworks by Olafur Eliasson, Ai Weiwei and others. Curator and writer Lukas Feireiss works in the international mediation of contemporary culture beyond disciplinary boundaries.
4 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches / 303 pp / 150 b&w and 150 color
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