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Full Moon By Michael Light

Full Moon by Michael Light

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First published in 1999 on the 30th anniversary of the first landing on the moon, this heavily illustrated volume depicts a composite journey to the moon and back to Earth using the original photographs that were taken at the time. This small-format version preserves the quality of the original.

Full Moon Summary

Full Moon by Michael Light

Full Moon is a photographic journey to the Moon and back, drawn from NASA's 32,000 pictures from the Apollo missions. For the first time NASA has allowed 900 of the 'master' negatives and transparencies to be taken offsite for electronic scanning so as to produce the sharpest images of space that we have ever seen. From this selection of 'master' photographs Michael Light has distilled a single composite journey beginning with the launch, 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 splash-down. Five enormous gatefold panoramas show the extraordinary lunar landscape. These photographs reveal not only the hardware of lunar exploration in exquisite detail but also the profound aesthetics of space in what could be described as the ultimate landscape photography. The reader is encouraged to view these pictures as more than a spectacle. You start to experience them with a sense of the accompanying disorientation and excitement that the astronaurs themselves would have felt. Full Moon was originally published in 1999 to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the first landing on the Moon. It was a milestone publication for the millennium, greeted with acclaim worldwide and published in eight countries. This new compact edition preserves all the superb quality of reproduction which was so evident in the original and makes this extraordinary work available to a still wider audience.

Full Moon Reviews

'A masterpiece - the kind of work that elicited a gasp from me with almost every turn of the page.' Tom Hanks; 'Full Moon is the closest approximation of the real thing that I've seen since being there.' David R. Scott, Commander, Appolo 15

About Michael Light

Michael Light is an artist and photographer based in San Francisco.

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Full Moon by Michael Light
Used - Very Good
Vintage Publishing
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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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