Ferdinand Kriwet: Apollo Amerika

“Artists’ book by Ferdinand Kriwet created while in America documenting the 8 days, 3 hours, 18 minutes, and 35 second moon launch of Apollo 11 in 1969. Profusely illustrated, a day-by-day journal featuring texts, newspaper articles, travel forms, photographs, sounds, advertisements, illustrations, diagrams, concrete poems, collages, radio transmissions, and television footage all relating to the Apollo moon project. The dos-à-dos binding creates two distinct yet overlapping narratives surrounding this historic event. Somewhat reminiscent of Marshall McLuhan’s 1967 book ‘The Medium is the Massage,’ but more poetic in its execution. “

Text: Busch Günther. pp. 160; BW ills.; paperback. Publisher: Edition Suhrkamp, Frankfurt am Main, 1969.

ISBN: 9783518104101 | 3518104101
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“Artists’ book by Ferdinand Kriwet created while in America documenting the 8 days, 3 hours, 18 minutes, and 35 second moon launch of Apollo 11 in 1969. Profusely illustrated, a day-by-day journal featuring texts, newspaper articles, travel forms, photographs, sounds, advertisements, illustrations, diagrams, concrete poems, collages, radio transmissions, and television footage all relating to the Apollo moon project. The dos-à-dos binding creates two distinct yet overlapping narratives surrounding this historic event. Somewhat reminiscent of Marshall McLuhan’s 1967 book ‘The Medium is the Massage,’ but more poetic in its execution. “

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