Michael Light: Full Moon

Michael Light: Full Moon
Library Shelf Location 18.LIGH
Publication Date 1999

FULL MOON was published in eight international editions in 1999, and concurrently exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Hayward Gallery, London.  From there it travelled the world, and much of the exhibition found a permanent home in 2000 at the Rose Center For Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, where it may be seen to this day. Hundreds of thousands of copies have been printed.  FULL MOON offers a single composite journey to the Moon and back comprised of imagery from the 9 actual Apollo missions, along with Earth orbital imagery from the Gemini missions.  One of the primary goals of the project was to think about the some 33,000 Apollo images in terms of the traditions and meanings of landscape representation, rather than science, cold-war politics, and exploration alone.  An edition of c-prints was released in 1999, and over the years the book, museum exhibition, and print edition have come to be seen as a standard benchmark, art-world and otherwise, for inflight NASA Apollo photographic material.

ISBN 0375406344
Quantity 1
Pages 236
Author Andrew Chaikin
Format Hardback
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, New York
Related Artist Michael Light
Keywords Moon, Apollo Missions, Astronauts, Earth, Space (universe), Archives, NASA

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