Author: Nicholas de Monchaux
Material: Hardcover book. 380 pages, 26 color and 114 b&w illustrations.
Dimensions: 18 × 23 cm | 7.1 × 9 in.
Publisher: MIT Press
Origin: United States
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The story of the Apollo spacesuit, the 21-layer garment that landed on the moon, told by Nicholas de Monchaux in 21 essays relevant to the suit, the body, and the technology of the twentieth century. He touches, among other things, on eighteenth-century androids, Christian Dior’s New Look, Atlas missiles, cybernetics and cyborgs, latex, JFK’s carefully cultivated image, the CBS lunar broadcast soundstage, NASA’s Mission Control, and the applications of Apollo-style engineering to city planning.