Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Speeding Into Space (1954)

Speeding into Space! Yet another of the beautifully designed children's books of the golden age of space illustration.

Neurath, Marie. Speeding Into Space. New York: Lothrop, Lee and Shepard / London : Parrish. (36 p.) 22 cm. (Also 1956, 1958, 1962 editions.)

Text and illustrations show rocket theory, space walks, space stations and a Moon landing. Illustrations are stylized and "blocky", very different from the usual "realistic" paintings. The choice of using only a few colors make the illustrations that much more striking.

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