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cspg
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posted 05-28-2014 03:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Edgar Martins: The Rehearsal of Space and the Poetic Impossibility to Manage the Infinite
by Sérgio Mah, João Seixas, John Gribbin and photographer Edgar Martins
Though a notoriously secretive organization, in 2012 the European Space Agency (ESA) allowed Portuguese photographer Edgar Martins (born 1977) to explore their facilities. The photographs collected here depict more than 15 ESA facilities — test centers, robotics departments, jet propulsion laboratories, space simulators, astronaut training centers and more — scattered throughout the world.

Though Martins' photographs aim for total reproductive fidelity, their very simplicity and starkness disassembles space, provoking contemplation of the aesthetic, material and discursive potentialities of these highly confidential areas. Martins' project does not end with this volume: between 2014 and 2018, his exploration of the ESA will continue in the form of audience-driven events, such as seminars, exhibitions and forums.

  • Hardcover: 184 pages
  • Publisher: La Fábrica (September 30, 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 8415691688
  • ISBN-13: 978-8415691686

garymilgrom
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posted 05-28-2014 08:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wonder what the three authors brought to this book which seems to be a photo book from the description.

cspg
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posted 05-28-2014 09:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's a Spanish and English book. I don't speak Spanish — maybe some cS members can help out.

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posted 05-28-2014 09:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The publisher's website notes that Mah, Seixas and Gribbin contributed essays.

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posted 05-28-2014 10:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's the word "poetic" that prompted my response/query.

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