Sun and Moon Book


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A sublime history of man and space rendered in gorgeous detail.  Sun and Moon is a thrilling catalog of important cosmic discoveries. A unique pictorial history of astronomical exploration from the earliest prehistoric observatories to the latest satellite images.

With 280 spectacular images and an inspiring story imparting the excitement of discovery, Sun and Moon marks the anniversary of the first moon landing by Apollo 11 in July 1969, and the 40th anniversary of NASA's geological survey of the moon, with its extraordinary cartography.

It illustrates how the development of photography and cartography - the means of documenting other worlds - is linked indelibly to the charting of the heavens, from the first image on a glass plate to the Hubble Space Telescope.

Sun and Moon is the gift of the season for anyone who has ever gazed at the stars or looked through a telescope.


  • Hardback
  • 30cm x 29cm
  • 376 pages

About the Author

Mark Holborn is an editor and book designer who has worked internationally with such diverse artists as Lucian Freud, Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Issey Miyake, William Eggleston and James Turrell. He is also a writer and curator with a particular interest in Japan, about which he has written books that include The Ocean in the Sand and Beyond Japan. In affiliation with the Beijing studio of the artist and designer Tim Yip, he has created a number of exhibitions in China. He is currently working on a series of historical surveys in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East with the photographer Humberto da Silver.

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