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Publisher Comments:

The most thrilling of all journeys--the missions of the Apollo astronauts to the surface of the Moon and back--yielded 32,000 extraordinarily beautiful photographs, the record of a unique human achievement. Until recently, only a handful of these photographs had been released for publication; but now, for the first time, NASA has allowed a selection of the master negatives and transparencies to be scanned electronically, rendering the sharpest images of space that we have ever seen. Michael Light has woven 129 of these stunningly clear images into a single composite voyage, a narrative of breathtaking immediacy and authenticity that begins with the launch and is followed by a walk in space, an orbit of the Moon, a lunar landing and exploration, and a return to Earth with an orbit and splashdown.

     Graced by five 45-inch-wide gatefolds that display the lunar landscape, from above the surface and at eye level, in unprecedented detail and clarity, Full Moon conveys on each page the excitement, disorientation, and awe that the astronauts themselves felt as they were shot into space and then as they explored an alien landscape and looked back at their home planet from hundreds of thousands of miles away.

Published on the thirtieth anniversary of Apollo 11--the first landing on the Moon--this remarkable and mesmerizing volume is, like the voyages it commemorates and re-creates, an experience both intimate and monumental.

Review:

"[Full Moon] is a masterpiece — the kind of work that elicited a gasp from me with almost every turn of the page. You achieved, through your choice of photos, the nuts and bolts, the majesty, loneliness, the brazen hubris and the inspired genius of our going to the moon. Bravo. I applaud your originality. Again, bravo." Tom Hanks

Review:

"The photographs are not only emotionally powerful but also top-quality because the printings were made directly from digital scans of the original film....A summary narrative...fills out this visual stunner that no library's space collection can do without." Booklist

About the Author

Michael Light is an artist and photographer based in San Francisco. His work is in the collections of The Center for Creative Photography and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. His photo-novel, Ranch, was published in 1994.

Andrew Chaikin, who contributed an essay to this volume, is the author of the definitive study of the Apollo missions, A Man on the Moon (1994), which was the basis of the award-winning television series From the Earth to the Moon.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375414947
Author:
Light, Michael
Author:
Chaikin, Andrew
Publisher:
Knopf
Location:
New York
Subject:
Nature & Wildlife
Subject:
Color
Subject:
Space flight to the moon
Subject:
Photo Essays
Subject:
Moon
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Plants & Animals
Subject:
Photoessays & Documentaries
Subject:
Techniques - Color
Series Volume:
P70-84
Publication Date:
20021105
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
72 4-C, 57 BandW, 5 GATEFOLDS 58 PAGE GA
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
8.64x8.46x1.21 in. 2.31 lbs.

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Product details 232 pages Alfred A. Knopf - English 9780375414947 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[Full Moon] is a masterpiece — the kind of work that elicited a gasp from me with almost every turn of the page. You achieved, through your choice of photos, the nuts and bolts, the majesty, loneliness, the brazen hubris and the inspired genius of our going to the moon. Bravo. I applaud your originality. Again, bravo."
"Review" by , "The photographs are not only emotionally powerful but also top-quality because the printings were made directly from digital scans of the original film....A summary narrative...fills out this visual stunner that no library's space collection can do without."
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