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The Space Collection

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The Space Collection

From the awestruck eyes of ancient shepherds looking up at spangled skies to the implausibly distant vistas revealed by modern telescopes, humanity has searched for knowledge of what is out there and what gave birth to our speck of the cosmos. For thousands of years, stars have oriented the wanderer, sailor, and pilgrim; the Moon has captured our imagination with its luminous presence; and astronomers, physicists, and engineers have long wondered just what might occupy the farthest reaches of the universe.

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, TASCHEN has hand-selected six photographs from the mission for an exclusive set of 1,000 fine art editioned prints signed on verso by Buzz Aldrin.

TASCHEN books collaborate with the world’s leading scientists, writers, artists, and organizations to trace humanity’s ever-evolving understanding of space, and the effects its exploration has had on our planet. Across scientific feats, hair-raising historical accounts, and deep-space images, TASCHEN’s precise production standards and commitment to impeccable quality make for breathtaking books.

In Norman Mailer’s Moonfire, landing on the Moon is the ultimate prize. Mailer’s defining account documents every stage of the Apollo 11 mission of 1969—one of the greatest achievements of the 20th century told by one of its most incisive storytellers. The six-decade history of the agency that undertook that epic journey is detailed in The NASA Archives, whose cover invites the reader to traverse a ghostly lunar landscape on the last day a human stepped foot on the Moon’s surface. No single instrument has been more critical to our understanding of deep space than the Hubble Space Telescope, whose stunning images are collected in Expanding Universe, and prove that the cosmos still has many mysteries to unlock. Along the way, the subject has inspired many of the world’s great filmmakers, including Stanley Kubrick and George Lucas, whose films are given the star treatment in The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odysseyand The Star Wars Archives. 1977–1983.

Brimming with hundreds of images, expert texts, historical documents, and exclusive insights, these books are a must-have for any library.

Top image: Courtesy NASA