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Star poems, 2008

Identifier: N7433.4.H365 S73 2008


  • Copyright: 2008


Digital Repository

Star poems


1 items : Pigment inkjet prints.

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: The Penrose Collection Digital Archive consists of highlights from the University Libraries' Penrose Collection, including artists' books, cartoons, cookbooks, and other forms and genres on which the library maintains a collecting focus. These works have been digitized and made available in the Special Collections @ DU digital repository, and are cataloged here and in the library management system.

Related Materials

Found in LMS: 991028356899702766.

Materials Specific Details

University of Denver Libraries' copy is no. 2/30 in limited ed.


"Mythological constellation forms from Uranographicarum by Johannes Hevelius, 1674 portrait of Ptolemy from University of Cambridge Starry Messenger website, other star gazer images from A tutor to astronomy and geography by Joseph Moxon, 1674, and Seaman's secrets by John Davis, 1657" -- Case p. [3].
"Star poems presents quotes that document response to the night sky across the ages by philosophers, artists, and poets from Plato and Byron to contemporary writers, scientists and astronauts. This text is paired with 17th century mythological images of constellation forms and images of early star gazers on a background of a NASA photograph of the Milky Way. The book can be held in the hand and read page by page like a traditional book, can be removed from its jacket and unfolded flat to reference historical astronomical charts or contemporary NASA composite photos, or can be folded into an infinite variety of sculptural shapes." -- Author's website.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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