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Another science fiction : advertising the space race 1957-1962

Author: Megan Shaw Prelinger
Publisher: New York : Blast Books, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The imaginations of many Cold War scientists were fed by science fiction literature, and companies often promoted their future capabilities with fantastical, colorful visions in ads. This collection presents nearly 200 entertaining, mind-boggling pieces of space-age eye candy"--Publisher's description.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Prelinger, Megan Shaw.
Another science fiction.
New York : Blast Books, ©2010
(OCoLC)760959387
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Megan Shaw Prelinger
ISBN: 9780922233359 0922233357
OCLC Number: 460054185
Notes: "Prelinger's analysis of the history of the space race, using advertisements and visual culture theory ... shows how developments concerning spaceflight were based on popular conceptions of the past, and especially how science fiction became science fact."--Cover flap.
Description: 240 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Satellites in the sky --
The human body in space --
Spacecraft: form and function --
The landscape of space --
Mid-century modern space.
Responsibility: Megan Prelinger.

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"The imaginations of many Cold War scientists were fed by science fiction literature, and companies often promoted their future capabilities with fantastical, colorful visions in ads. This collection presents nearly 200 entertaining, mind-boggling pieces of space-age eye candy"--Publisher's description.

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"A brilliant tour through the iconography and literature of America's grandest corporate dreamtime, the Space Age." -William Gibson, author of Neuromancer and Pattern Recognition "I wish I had this Read more...

 
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