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The Art of Space: The History of Space Art, from the Earliest Visions to the Graphics of the Modern Era

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The Art of Space is the most comprehensive celebration of space art ever to be published, profiling the development of space-based art in a variety of media. In The Art of Space, award-winning artist and best-selling author Ron Miller presents over 350 high-quality and often photorealistic images that chart how artists throughout history, working with the knowledge and res ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published October 27th 2014 by Zenith Press (first published September 15th 2014)
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Jonathan Hicks
Dec 13, 2014 Jonathan Hicks rated it it was amazing
I’m going to cut to the chase here – this book is filled with some of the most beautiful and inspiring art I’ve seen for a long, long time. From the earliest images of heavenly bodies to the modern-day digital renderings, and everything in between, this book covers everything.

The five chapters – Planets & Moons, Stars & Galaxies, Spaceships & Space Stations, Space Colonies & Cities, and Aliens – covers art that illustrates what we see in Earth’s orbit to what we imagine in star
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Quite interesting artwork - some of it was familiar to me already, but most of it wasn't. Otherwise just a bit of light reading.
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Dec 15, 2014 John rated it really liked it
A visually beautiful book sadly marred by what seems a hastily produced text and a lack of proof-reading/fact-checking. A nice addition to any library of space/science fiction art.
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Ron Miller is an illustrator and author living in South Boston, Virginia. Before becoming a freelance illustrator in 1977, Miller was art director for the National Air & Space Museum's Albert Einstein Planetarium. Prior to this he was a commercial advertising illustrator. His primary work today entails the writing and illustration of books specializing in astronomical, astronautical and ...more
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