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Author Bosworth, Barbara, 1953- photographer.

Title The heavens / Barbara Bosworth.

Publication Info. Santa Fe, NM : Radius Books, [2018]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Oversize Stacks  779 B657h 2018    ---  Available
Description 195 pages, 58 unnumbered pages : illustrations (some color) ; 33 cm
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still image sti rdacontent
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volume nc rdacarrier
Contents Preface / Barbara Bosworth -- Time travels / Margot Anne Kelley -- The moon -- The heavens -- The sun -- Galileo's observations / Owen Gingerich -- A nod to John Herschel / Joanne Lukitsh -- Appendix.
Summary A follow-up to her successful 2015 book The Meadow, this project focuses on Boston-based photographer Barbara Bosworth's (born 1953) images of the moon, sun and sky. Made over the past several years with an 8x10 camera, the star images are hour-long exposures with the camera mounted on a clock drive. The sun and moon images are made with a telescope attached to her camera. Speaking of her inspiration for these images, Bosworth writes: "Every clear night of the summer my father would go out for a walk to look at the night sky. Many nights I would join him. We knew the North Star, and the Big Bear, but the rest became our own. At times we stood still for an hour or more to watch for shooting stars. We had no agenda. It was all about amazement at a sky full of stars. With this sense of wonder, I began making photographs of the Heavens. In these days of the Hubble Telescope and its spectacular imagery from deep space, I wanted a reminder of the mystery of our own night sky." The book also includes facsimile editions of three artist's books that Bosworth has made as a nod to Galileo's 17th-century publications in which he first observed the skies through a telescope.
Subject Bosworth, Barbara, 1953-
Bosworth, Barbara, 1953- (OCoLC)fst00462859
Photography, Artistic.
Lunar photography.
Astronomical photography.
Stars -- Pictorial works.
Skies in art -- Pictorial works.
Artists' books.
Artists' books. (OCoLC)fst00817660
Astronomical photography. (OCoLC)fst00819656
Lunar photography. (OCoLC)fst01003712
Photography, Artistic. (OCoLC)fst01061964
Skies in art. (OCoLC)fst01896103
Stars. (OCoLC)fst01131648
Genre/Form Facsimiles. (OCoLC)fst01411642
Pictorial works. (OCoLC)fst01423874
Added Author Kelley, Margot Anne, contributor.
Gingerich, Owen, contributor.
Lukitsh, Joanne, contributor.
ISBN 9781942185406 hardcover
1942185405 hardcover

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