Monday, March 16, 2009

The Moon (1963)

Sorry for the little break but had a few deadlines to meet.

Rocca, Angelo. Illustrated by Fedini. The Moon. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce. (58 p.) 32 cm.

This was orignally published in italian with spectacular space art by Fedini. There is alwasy a thrill in finding images such of these that are unknown to you. One of the reason I began looking inside children's book for space art was these hidden treasures.

While non-fiction in its approach giving history of the study of the Moon, the book takes off in showing possible moon exploration.

Here are those standard rockets reinterpreted through an artist's eye. There is no trace of the Mercury or Russian space programs. Just an optimism of how we were going to get to the moon.

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