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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18  ·  rating details  ·  11 ratings  ·  2 reviews
The Space Race was an exhilirating moment in history, alternately frighten-ing, thrilling, awe-inspiring, and ultimately, sublime. Its most enigmatic element was the competition. The Soviets seemed less technologically sophisticated (at least from the American perspective) but in fact won many of the races: first satellite to orbit the earth; first man in space; first unma ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published November 1st 2001 by Princeton Architectural Press
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Phil Smith
A wonderful coffee table book consisting of photos of a bygone era. The dignity and honor of the Soviet space program has eroded away leaving behind a strange realm of obsoleteness, pragmatism, and advanced technology. The cracked and withered faces of those who lived and worked among the Sputniks, Soyuzes, Protons, and N-1s is wonderfully captured in crisp photography. Yet, one can immediately see the sadness in those faces, as if those captured on film are also captured thinking of those good ...more
The Baikonur Cosmodrome has phenomenal light, perfectly suited for fine tea sets or giant rockets on train tracks.
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