We Are All Astronauts

We Are All Astronauts

We Are All Astronauts

  • The Image of the Space Traveler in Arts and Media
  • Henry Keazor (Hrsg.)

    Softcover, 15 x 21 cm, 280 Seiten
    Erscheinungsdatum: 30.06.2019
    978-3-95808-213-7
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    Dieser Artikel erscheint am 30. Juni 2019

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    “We are all astronauts”, Richard Buckminster Fuller wrote in 1968 in his book Operating Manual... mehr

    The space traveler: From the dutiful hero, mediator of the human imagination and advertising character to the psychopath … and back

    “We are all astronauts”, Richard Buckminster Fuller wrote in 1968 in his book Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth, where he compares Earth to a spaceship provided only with exhaustible resources. Fuller was able to make an especially strong statement as he could invite his audience to identify with one of the then most prominent figures of the public sphere: the space traveler. On the one hand, the phrase thus hints at the place the phenomenon of the astro- and the cosmonaut has held in collective consciousness from the second half of the 20th century onwards. On the other hand, Fuller’s wording might itself have played a significant role in further shaping the space­exploring human as a symbol and an image of humankind in general.

    The contributions of the present book trace the development and the dynamics of this symbol by analyzing the various images of the astro- and cosmonaut as constructed in the arts and the media throughout the decades of space exploration, from its beginning to the present day.

    With contributions by Marc Blancher, Marc Bonner, Colleen Boyle, Martin Butler, Jörg Hartmann,... mehr

    With contributions by Marc Blancher, Marc Bonner, Colleen Boyle, Martin Butler, Jörg Hartmann, Alexander Hauk, Sophia Hauk, Thomas Hensel, Matthew H. Hersch, Ansgar Oswald, Nils Daniel Peiler und Umberto Rossi.