I admit that I really like all these books I post. I try not to overuse hyperbole but in this case I must.
THIS IS THE BEST SPACE BOOK I HAVE FOUND IN YEARS!
The paintings and illustrations are incredibly detailed and beautiful. The entire book is generously sized and many of the paintings are full page or double page. I also try not to post every illustration from a book but in this case I found at least 60 different ones I wanted to share. So I will space them out into 4 posts. I still do not read Russian so most of my commentary is on what they might portray or simply how emotional some of these paintings are to me.
Six Days on Luna One. I. Shtuka, and T. Rotreckl. 211 pp. ARTIA, Prague, 1965. Hard cloth cover, dust jacket. 24 x 22 cm.
I think this is a translation into Russian of a 1963 Czech book.
The book starts at a "space academy" in the future. The children are learning about the history of rocketry and spaceflight.
The book basically covers many different visions of the past and future of space flight.
So much more to share, This is only part 1 of this 4 part post. Look for more next week.