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From: Israel
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posted 11-03-2014 02:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RobertB   Click Here to Email RobertB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's a Kickstarter that may interest us:
Abandoned in Place is a photography book exploring and documenting America's early space launch and research facilities.

The University of New Mexico Press has selected Abandoned In Place for publication. The project has completed the press's peer review process and has been approved for publication. The plan is for an 11 by 13" book with approximately 100 color photographs from the Abandoned in Place series. The introduction is provided by Bob Thall, photography professor at Columbia College in Chicago. Dr. Roger Launius, Associate Director of Collections and Curatorial Affairs at the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, authored the foreword.


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posted 11-03-2014 03:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How can we not support this?


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From: Carlisle, England
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posted 11-04-2014 10:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spoon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Totally agree, so have done so myself. Thanks for the heads up.

Rick Mulheirn

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posted 11-08-2014 06:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I see the project has exceeded the $25,000 target for the publication of the book.

It may be me, but I have seen nothing that indicates when the book is likely to be published, its availability or likely price tag.

Can anybody answer those questions?

Robert Pearlman

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posted 11-08-2014 07:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As part of his frequently asked questions on Kickstarter, Roland Miller writes:
The book will be available from the University of New Mexico Press sometime mid to late next year.
I don't see where he states the price, but he does note that one has been set by the press.


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posted 11-26-2014 08:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jimsz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Article on CNET
"Abandoned in Place," he said, was created almost by accident.

"I was consulting an environmental engineer from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station regarding the proper disposal of old photographic chemicals that had been found at a building the Air Force was renovating. He took me to see Launch Complex 19, the Gemini Program launch facility, and I knew instantly that I wanted to photograph this facility and others that were on Cape Canaveral," he explained of the project's genesis.

"In 1993, while preparing for an exhibit of Abandoned in Place at the Huntsville Alabama Museum of Art in Alabama, the curator asked if I would make some photographs at the NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center located there in Huntsville. I agreed, and I quickly realised I should photograph at other NASA and military facilities related to the space program."

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