Lucas Missoni: Moon Atlas
Luca Missoni is an Italian photographer passionate about astronomy. The moon has always been at the centre of his artistic research. For more than twenty years he has been realising a photographic project which explores the moon, focusing on the tension between reality and imagination.
In his childhood he started to observe the moon with a telescope, collecting maps and books. With the myth of the moon increasing its charm since the Sixties, with its explorations, Missoni has been more and more inspired to pursue a project for a personal Atlas of the heavenly body. The book is structured in two main sections: the first part with an obsessive and rigorous representation of the moon in all its phases; the second part with its interpretation in a continuous testing of colours and composition of different phases.
The result is a personal trip around the moon with a representation of the visible side of our satellite, in a continuous tension towards the shadowed and hidden part.
Hardback148 pages, 70 Illustrations, color