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Retronaut By Chris Wild

Retronaut by Chris Wild

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Summary

This quirky blast to the past is a page-turner of some of the world's most jaw-dropping photographs, based on the wildly popular Retronaut.com, and Chris Wild's unique wit and oddball knowledge.

Retronaut Summary

Retronaut: The Photographic Time Machine by Chris Wild

Strap on your goggles and prepare to time travel with Retronaut to the past as you've never seen it. A space suit for dogs. Munchkins enjoying a cigarette break on the set of The Wizard of Oz. Ku Klux Klan members taking a spin on a ferris wheel. These images, and thousands more, make up the captivating world of the Retronaut, the Internet's most popular destination for vintage photography. In the words of Retronaut founder and chief curator, Chris Wild, the past is as exciting as a visit to a foreign country. Here, Wild has selected more than 400 of the best photographs from the site's most visited eras and themes, mashing up Victoriana with vintage advertising from the 60s and 70s with amazing inventions like pants for cows and breast wasershers for women.

Retronaut Reviews

"With every page comes a surprise; this terrific collection never ceases to entertain." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A way-back machine of great appeal to anyone who is interested in history, imagery, or art. In other words, just about everyone." --Library Journal

"The legacy of Retronaut will be how it has educated through amazement--in a tasteful and entertaining manner." --San Francisco Book Review, 5/5 stars

"In this remarkable assemblage of photos, artefacts and vintage advertisements, [Wild] takes us on a magical tour of the past." --Daily Mail

"This is as cool a photography book as you're ever likely to come across." --Buffalo News

"These photos of the past are strange, wonderful and weird." --The Fresno Bee

"This book transcends time and there is something for everyone." --Mixed Media Reviews

"Think of the book as a compilation of the most delightful and astonishing pictures from the massive photo album of our shared worldwide cultural heritage." --BookTrib.com

About Chris Wild

CHRIS WILD, a former museum curator is a blogger and creator of Retronaut, a 'time machine' that allows people to access millions of pieces of historical content including videos, pictures, music and text from public and private archives. It is a passport into history where people can pick their own entry point (be it people, places or objects) and take a fascinating, inter-connected journey back in time.

Additional information

GOR006671474
9781426213830
1426213832
Retronaut: The Photographic Time Machine by Chris Wild
Used - Very Good
Hardback
National Geographic Society
2014-09-02
352
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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