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Paper: Inspirational Realism: Chesley Bonestell and Astronomical Art
Volume: 468, Engaging the Heavens: Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena V
Page: 57
Authors: Perkowitz, S.
Abstract: At the very beginning of the space age, some sixty years ago, the American artist and illustrator Chesley Bonestell portrayed planets, stars, and spacecraft with stunning, near-photographic realism. Collaborating with experts like rocket pioneer Wernher von Braun, Bonestell's renditions combined the best scientific and engineering knowledge of the time, and scientific exactness, with artistic imagination.
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