Book review: Moon

September 27, 2018

 

I particularly enjoyed the ‘choreography’ of Moon by Robert Massey and Alexandra Loske. So, the soft hues of Nils Blommér’s 1850 The Water-Sprite and Ägir’s Daughters face those of Caspar David Friedrich’s 1818 Moonrise over the Sea. And William Blake’s iconic ‘I want! I want!’ from For the Sexes: The Gates of Paradise – whose protagonist is just starting up his long ladder – faces ‘The Somnambulant’ (from Aventures et Mésaventures du Baron de Münchhausen), who’s nearing the top of ‘a giant beanstalk’. This subtle twinning sits satisfyingly within a book otherwise marked by variety – a French poster for the 1961 Hammer movie The Curse of the Werewolf , for instance, rubbing shoulders with archive photography and fine art. A glorious potpourri of all things moon...

 

Read our full review of Moon: Art, Science, Culture

 

Published by Ilex, £20

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