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Alan Bean Painting Apollo: First Artist on Another World

Art / PhotobookOut of Print

By: Alan Bean

224 pages, illustrations

Smithsonian Books

Hardback | Jul 2009 | #182173 | ISBN-13: 9781588342645
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Only one of the twelve men who has walked on the moon has had the unique perspective of an artist-here is his eyewitness testimony.

Through a brilliant display of color and craftmanship, Alan Bean shares his unique artistic viewpoint to capture humankind's adventure in space. Alan Bean: Painting Apollo features 120 of Alan Bean's luminous paintings dramatically paired with quotes from some of the most brilliant and adventurous minds throughout history. Apollo flight manager extraordinaire Gene Kranz recalls the historical drama of the era from his eyewitness perspective on the ground; and legendart art critic Donald Kurspit places the work in the context of contemproart art and lanscape painting. Released to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Alan Bean: Painting Apollo is a one-of-a-kind study of humanity's drive to explore the limits of our imagination and technical capability.

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