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TURNER RALPH J., Extraterrestrial Landscapes through the Eyes of a Sculptor, Leonardo, Vol.5, pp. 11-17, 1972

The author tells of his experience as an interpreterof photographs of the Moon taken from astronomical observatories, fromspace craft and by the astronauts of the Apollo flights.

He discusses three scale relief models of the followingselected lunar areas : (1) "Alphonsus Alpha", the central peak of the crater"Alphonsus" ; (2) the northest rim of the crater "Tycho", including lavalakes on its flanks ; and (3) "Schröter's Valley" (near thecrater "Aristarchis". The first contour map made of a portion of thelunar surface as generated from a model is described, as well as hisscale model of Jupiter in color. Two examples of his art work affectedby these experiences are included.

Finally, he presents his views on art in the future, especially,as he expects it to be influenced by extraterrestrial spaceexploration.


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