The Art of Robert McCall: A Celebration of Our Future in Space

The Art of Robert McCall: A Celebration of Our Future in Space

by Robert McCall
     
 

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In "Kaleidoscope", their ship is smashed to pieces and now seven survivors are careening unprotected through a meteor swarm. In "There Was an Old Woman", she didn't recognize the man in black and he caught her. Can she get her body back before it's too late! Features an interview with the author. Unabridged. See more details below

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In "Kaleidoscope", their ship is smashed to pieces and now seven survivors are careening unprotected through a meteor swarm. In "There Was an Old Woman", she didn't recognize the man in black and he caught her. Can she get her body back before it's too late! Features an interview with the author. Unabridged.

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Library Journal
McCall may not be a household name, but his art is instantly recognizable as some of the most memorable icons depicting space exploration. The space station poster from the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey , the space mural at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, and numerous U.S. Postal commemorative issues all bear his distinctive stamp, one that enthusiastically celebrates space achievements and projects an optimistic future in which high technology exists in harmony with nature. Despite Ray Bradbury's overwrought introduction, this collection presents McCall at his best, including 30 works not published before. As such, it updates Ben Bova's previous collection of McCall's art, Vision of the Future ( LJ 2/15/83). It will appeal to space buffs and should be a useful addition to collections that already have Bova's book and the classic space art collection Eyewitness to Space (1971. o.p.).-- Thomas J. Frieling, Bainbridge Coll., Ga.
Ray Olson
They may be space-age kitsch, but McCall's curiously blue-tinged (space is really black, right?) pictures of spacecraft and space-suited guys and at least one gal (though everybody looks pretty much the same, like they're packed in styrofoam) floating in the interstellar vacuum are Norman Rockwell paintings for tomorrow, or at least today's middle-of-the-road notions of tomorrow. Get them--as well as plenty of McCall's futuristic religious visions--well displayed on more-than-11-inch-square pages and introduced with maximal (nearly nutzoid) enthusiasm by Ray Bradbury, or give up any pretense that yours is a really popular library.

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ISBN-13:
9780553073553
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/1992
Pages:
160

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