In March 1962, James Webb, Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, suggested that artists be enlisted to document the historic effort to send the first human beings to the moon. John Walker, director of the National Gallery of Art, was among those who applauded the idea, urging that artists be encouraged “…not only to record the physical appearance of the strange new world which space technology is creating, but to edit, select and probe for the inner meaning and emotional impact of events which may change the destiny of our race.”
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Blogging will continue end of next week.
Working on something. And many thanks to Rocky for the original Magic Marker!
Thanks to the Random Image below, my uncle sent me some photos of his collection, which is most probably stacked together on shelves in a tiny place somewhere in his loft. I find it extraordinary and wish I had only one of those chirping things sitting on my desk, which mostly are operating with high-voltage heater tubes or something close to that. This is almost steam punk. No, in fact this is steam punk; enjoy.
Apologies for the lack of blogging, but the recent events in London and the rest of the UK had me glued to Twitter and Television. Now here we go:
Something of a special feature here, original photography scanned from the breathtakingly beautiful ‘Too The Moon’ (Time-Life 1969) an audio and visual chronology that documents NASA’s Mercury, Gemini and (of course) Apollo projects. ‘Too The Moon’ includes 6 doubled sided 12? Vinyl’s full of famous radio transmissions and interviews, plus an accompanying 190 page slip case book, and that’s the focus of this post.