Visions of the Interplanetary Probes
Authors: By Michael Benson
Imprint: Abrams Books
Availability: In Stock
Publishing Date: 4/1/2008
Trim Size: 10 3/8 x 10 3/8
Page Count: 320
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About the book
“An aesthetic revelation. . . . A spectacular melding of science and art.”—Los Angeles Times
Now in an affordable paperback edition accompanying a national touring exhibition that The New York Times acclaimed as “stunning,” this epic photographic tour of the solar system will inspire a new audience with a sense of wonder.
To create Beyond, author Michael Benson spent years compiling and digitally processing 295 of the greatest photographs taken by the amazing spacecrafts that have been exploring the solar system for almost half a century. The images, many revealing iconic landmarks, are of a quality to rival the greatest landscape photography on Earth. The eloquent and informative text, with contributions by legendary science-fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke and award-winning critic Laurence Weschler, as well as essays by the author, is a delight to read.
About the author
Michael Benson is a journalist, filmmaker, and artist. His work has been published in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, and The Nation. He lives in New York City. Arthur C. Clarke is the greatest living prophet of the Space Age. He lives in Sri Lanka. Lawrence Weschler is one of the leading writers on art in the United States. He lives in New York City.