Universe: Exploring the Astronomical World

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This beautiful hardcover book features 300 inspiring images that reveal the extraordinary beauty of the cosmos and its influence on our history and culture.
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Explore the stars and planets and beyond through art over the ages – an international panel of experts take you on a journey through man's record of the universe – from ancient cave paintings to animation. 

In Universe: Exploring the Astronomical World 300 images appear throughout, offering an experience like that of visiting a world-class art gallery, and are reproduced beautifully well and on high-caliber paper stock. The choice of imagery is really splendid, ranging from ancient texts to early astronomical photographs to a splattering of recent artwork, to of course many important images of the cosmos from recent decades. The captions accompanying each image are lengthy enough to convey a real sense of information and drama.

Its treasures will keep it out on your browsing table for a long time to come!

Published by Phaidon, 2017

Table of Contents
Introduction...6

Universe: The Works...12

Timeline...310
A History of Viewing the Universe...326
Glossary...328
Biographies...332
Further Reading...338
Index...339
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