Kosmos. Photographs by Adam Bartos. Text by Svetlana Boym. Princeton Architectural Press, 2002. 176 pp. Limited edition of 20 copies SIGNED by Bartos and writer Svetlana Boym. Hardbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. 94 color reproductions. Accompanied by C-print, 'Gloves and headsets, Zvezda, Moscow, 1998' (print size: 9.5 x 13.75 in./24 x 35 cm.; signed, titled, numbered on verso). Print and book housed in custom clam-shell case.
"The inherent contradictions of the Space Age-the mixture of technologies high and low, of nostalgia and progress, of pathos and promise-are revealed in Kosmos, Adam Bartos's astonishing photographic survey of the Soviet space program. Bartos's fascination with this subject led him to seek out places like the bedroom where Yuri Gagarian slept the night before his history- making flight into space, located in the Baiknour Cosmodrome, the one-time top- secret space complex in the Kazakh desert. Kosmos presents 94 of Bartos's photographs, rich with the incongruities of the history, science, culture, and politics of the Space Age. "--the publisher