The Art of Chesley Bonestell

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The Art of Chesley Bonestell, R. Miller & F. Durant
Paper Tiger, Surrey, 2001
1256pp, full color & b/w illustrations throughout

The grand master of American space art, Chesley Bonestell, is suitably admired with this richly illustrated hardbound tome. Biographical background of Bonestell’s upbringing in San Francisco and his early architectural endeavors are covered, as well as his cozy home life and professional relations. Of course, the real star is the art, from early b/w landscapes to commercial property renderings to his breathless and scientifically astute depictions of other planets and man’s early footsteps into the cosmos.