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press4meco
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posted 07-27-2007 01:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for press4meco   Click Here to Email press4meco     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Would anyone here happen to know if it's possible to obtain/purchase prints of the pieces of art from the NASA gallery? Specifically, prints of art pieces found here.

Thanks!
-Joe

86horn
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posted 07-27-2007 02:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 86horn   Click Here to Email 86horn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, good find. I'd be interested to know that too.

medaris
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posted 07-27-2007 03:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for medaris   Click Here to Email medaris     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I hadn't seen this before either. There are some great pictures there.

cspg
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posted 07-28-2007 12:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think the problem with those is that they are not in the public domain (artist copyright).

I do have a grey folder issued by NASA entitled "Selections from the NASA Art Collection" which contains 10 prints (28 x 35 cm), issued during Richard Truly's tenure as administrator.

I have asked several times if there were plans to reissue/reprint those (some are just simply beautiful!) but apparently that's not the case (copyright issues?) and was told to refer to:

NASA and the Exploration of Space with Works from the NASA Art Collection
by R. Launius, Bertram Ulrich, foreword by John Glenn.
Stewart, Tabori & Chang, ISBN 1-55670-696-0,224p., 1998.
Out of print (apparently).

No photos in this book just reproduction of a lot of NASA art.

Hope that helps.

Chris.

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posted 07-28-2007 02:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for nasamad   Click Here to Email nasamad     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A search on Abebooks found 33 copies of the book Chris mentioned above if anyone is thinking of looking for it. I just ordered a copy.

Adam

collocation
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posted 07-29-2007 10:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for collocation   Click Here to Email collocation     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Two other books you may want to consider:

"Eyewitness to Space", the holy grail of artwork and drawings from the Art Program of NASA 1963-1969, with a preface by Thomas Paine, this book has "palates" that can be remove and are suitable for framing. About $40 from Amazon; ISBN:0810901129.

Another good one is "The Art of Robert McCall". I found a 1st edition at a library sale for $15. I have "NASA and The Exploration of Space" as well, but "Eyewitness to Space", in my humble opinion is the holy grail

press4meco
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posted 07-30-2007 09:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for press4meco   Click Here to Email press4meco     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the heads-up on the publications. I actually have "NASA and the Exploration of Space". Bought that when it first came out a couple years back. The other book doesn't interest me so much as I'm primarily interested in prints from the Shuttle era, which that pre-dates.

Pretty disappointing to hear that they may be no way to get copies of any those. A lot of those would look good around the office area. Hopefully someone will come up with some good news.

collocation
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posted 07-30-2007 09:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for collocation   Click Here to Email collocation     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The McCall book has a fair amount of Shuttle era drawings

Philip
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posted 08-22-2007 11:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Back in the 1980s I received about five artworks depicting NASA aircraft (Boeing 747, X-15, etc.) and there's also this book with artwork on Hughes spacecraft: "Hughes: Space and Communications - A Perspective" (Hughes, 1982).

OLDIE
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posted 08-26-2007 08:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for OLDIE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is another book containing exclusively art from the shuttle era. This is the 1984 NASA publication EP-192 "Social Sciences and Space Exploration". Unfortunately, as it is meant for college students, for every painting you get about two to three pages of Social Science "guff". If you can put up with this, and are primarily interested in the shuttle, this may be for you. There are copies on the Abebooks website.

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posted 03-23-2008 11:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There's this upcoming book about NASA Art but details are not yet available so I don't know what to make of it. I'm forwarding the info and I'll keep an eye open! Now if someone has additional info, please pass it along. Thanks.

Chris.

NASA/Art: 50 Years of Exploration
by James D. Dean

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Not Avail (September 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810972875
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810972872

cspg
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posted 03-24-2008 01:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not an easy web search when your name is James Dean! but I've found this website (although no info on the book).

Thanks to Kim Poor for pinpointing where to look (Michael Collins' Liftoff book).

Chris.

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posted 04-04-2008 03:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Some more info:

NASA/ART: 50 Years of Exploration
by James Dean and Bertram Ulrich with a foreword by Michael Collins and introduction by Tom Crouch

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (October 1, 2008)

cspg
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posted 05-22-2008 12:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NASA's release related to the book mentioned above.

Chris.

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