The Moon Exhibition Book: A Celebration of our Celestial Neighbour
Marking the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s ‘small step’ this beautiful book explores people’s fascination with our only natural satellite. Published to coincide with Royal Museums Greenwich’s exhibition The Moon, immerse yourself in contemporary essays and fascinating images wrapped in a sleek design.
Edited by the exhibition’s curators, Melanie Vandenbrouck, Megan Barford, Louise Devoy and Richard Dunn, this book illuminates how art and science meet in our profound connection with the Moon.
Introduction by Kevin Fewster, Director of Royal Museums Greenwich.
A Constant Companion explores why we started to observe the Moon.
Through the Lens reveals advancements in technology for observing details not visible with a naked eye.
Destination Moon explores how the moon was represented before humankind’s first landing 50 years ago.
For All Mankind? reflects on how our relationship with our closest cosmic companion continues to evolve.
Hardback: 256 pages, illustrated with 250 colour and black and white photographs
Published by Collins (27 June 2019)
Dimensions: 19.7 x 25.4 cm
Our fascination with the Moon is intimately bound up in the development of human culture and civilisation. By studying and exploring the Moon we have come to understand more about our aspirations, our dreams, and ourselves.
These ideas are crystallised in the following quotes, which encapsulate the impact of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, and the broader influence of the Moon on human science and culture:
“From the moment the first flint was flaked this landing was merely a matter of time” – ‘Moon Landing’, W. H. Auden“We came all this way to explore the Moon, and the most important thing is that we discovered the Earth.” – William Anders, NASA Astronaut, Apollo 8