Photographs by Lynn Davis. Foreword by Alan Weisman.
The Monacelli Press, 2009. 128 pp., 64 color illustrations, 11x13".
Lynn Davis, known for surveys of natural and man-made wonders, has long been facinated with the objects and venues of space exploration. her photographs of the architectural icons, cornerstones, and abandoned sites of the space race reflect the many facets of a historically complex industry: the beginnings of the space exploration; the changing nature of technology; and a fascination with otherwordly ruins. She emphasizes the bold modernism of these sites while evoking the presence of obsolete technologies.
Davis traveled to hisotric sites in Kazakhstan, Russia, Germany, French Guiana, and the United States. She received special permission ot visit Baikonur in Kazakhstan, a leading launch site shrouded in secrecy since the 1950s, and her photographs offer one of the first inside glimpses of launches, transmission towers, fuel lines, and statellites.
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