DU Special Collections

Star poems

Title:
Star poems
Creator:
Hanmer, Karen
Date:
2008
Type:
Text, Art Reproduction
Format:
reformatted digital
Description:
"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, 674, 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 ological 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., University of Denver Libraries' copy is no. 2/30 in limited ed.