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Past futures : science fiction, space travel, and postwar art of the Americas

Author: Sarah J Montross; Rodrigo Alonso; Miguel Ángel Fernández Delgado; Rory O'Dea; Bowdoin College. Museum of Art.
Publisher: Brunswick, Maine : Bowdoin College Museum of Art ; Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2015]
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From the 1940s to the 1970s, visionary artists from across the Americas reimagined themes from science fiction and space travel. They mapped extraterrestrial terrain, created dystopian scenarios amid fears of nuclear annihilation, and ingeniously deployed scientific and technological subjects and motifs. This book offers a sumptuously illustrated exploration of how artists from the United States and Latin America  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah J Montross; Rodrigo Alonso; Miguel Ángel Fernández Delgado; Rory O'Dea; Bowdoin College. Museum of Art.
ISBN: 9780262029025 0262029022
OCLC Number: 897401826
Notes: "Published on the occasion of the exhibition Past Futures: Science Fiction, Space Travel, and Postwar Art of the Americas, on view at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine, March 5-June 7, 2015, organized by Sarah J. Montross."
Description: 127 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 30 cm
Contents: Cosmic Orbits: Observing Postwar Art of the Americas from Outer Space / Sarah J. Montross --
Saudade for Space, Utopia, and the Double-edged Sword of the Machine in Latin American Art / Miguel Ángel Fernández Delgado --
Argentines on the Moon / Rodrigo Alonso --
Reflections on Science Fiction: The Other Side of Robert Smithson's Mirror-Travel / Rory O'Dea.
Other Titles: Past futures (2015)
Responsibility: Sarah J. Montross ; with contributions by Rodrigo Alonso, Miguel Ángel Fernández Delgado, Rory O'Dea.

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A sumptuously illustrated exploration of themes from science fiction and space travel, as imagined by artists across the Americas from the 1940s to the 1970s.  Read more...

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