Atlanta: Nexus Press, 1998. Hardcover. 500cc. 17 x 17 cm. 24pp. A fine copy bound in publisher's illustrated boards. Very good. Item #28099
The idea of the book came to us in the National Air and Space Museum in DC. We were looking at images of the Mars lander and the photo caption included the phrase "Martian topography." Almost simultaneously we said aloud, "Martian Typography." So the project began. We looked at the history of images of Mars and the corresponding evolution of conceptual understanding of that planet, its surface, character, identity. The history of imaginings and projections was intriguing, as were the images themselves ... Brad's explorations of digital capabilities expanded the project, and gave it whatever beautify and design richness it has"