From the earliest days of mankind, the moon has captivated us, inspiring artwork and some of our greatest scientific endeavors. Sampling some noteworthy examples, here are reproductions of American photographer John Adams Whipple's lunar daguerreotypes, along with film stills from Georges Méliès's 1902 Voyage dans la Lune; "paper moon" studio portraits; images from the Apollo missions; and works by such artists as Vija Celmins, Roy Lichtenstein, Nam June Paik, and Robert Rauschenberg. The text traces how we have documented the moon through the years, while Apollo 13 star Tom Hanks contributes the foreword.
Author: Mia Fineman & Beth Saunders. Tom Hanks, fwd.