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Hi, I am looking for books like Anatoly Zak's Russia in space, books with a great deal of rocket and space related illustrations and concept designs. Could anyone point me in the right direction?

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I can't for the life of me remember the title, but there was this book I had a few years ago (or longer), that was written in the 80s or 90s (Pretty sure 80s). It was a fairly thick book with a blue cover, and it talked about everything from Mercury, to Apollo, to the Freedom station, and Stanford Torus, even to the Daedalus project. It also had a lot of black and white concept art and photos throughout. I don't know if it was on the level of that book you mentioned though.
It was an old book, but I loved going through it. I haven't seen it for a long time though. :(

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What are we talking? Realistic, sci-fi, speculative but realistic, full on engineering diagrams, old-timey, new-timey?

This was one of my faves when I was a kid:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1672077.Visions_Of_Space

Its got a lot of like, 60s-70 speculative illustrations in it. Von Braun concepts, that kind of thing. A little fantastic.

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12 hours ago, p1t1o said:

What are we talking?

Realistic, but speculative. How guys in the 1960s imagined the 21st century to be, in terms of space travel. It would not hurt if they were a bit detailed..

Realistic Astrofuturism, thats what I am talking about. I follow these websites:

http://spacethatneverwas.tumblr.com/

http://realspaceships.tumblr.com/

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23 hours ago, p1t1o said:

What are we talking? Realistic, sci-fi, speculative but realistic, full on engineering diagrams, old-timey, new-timey?

This was one of my faves when I was a kid:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1672077.Visions_Of_Space

Its got a lot of like, 60s-70 speculative illustrations in it. Von Braun concepts, that kind of thing. A little fantastic.

Space art is great! I'm doing my GCSE art project on space artists from the 20s and 60s. Will definitely pick up a copy of this.

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12 hours ago, Nivee~ said:

Realistic, but speculative. How guys in the 1960s imagined the 21st century to be, in terms of space travel. It would not hurt if they were a bit detailed..

Realistic Astrofuturism, thats what I am talking about. I follow these websites:

http://spacethatneverwas.tumblr.com/

http://realspaceships.tumblr.com/

Oh then that "visions of space" book will be right up your street fo sho

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7 minutes ago, V7 Aerospace said:

Look for second hand copies?

I have, at all local online bookstores, to no avail (of course I am not going to look for it at every bookshop in my country!).... No copy of this book, new or old or torn, in my country... :(

For a country of a billion people, no one really cares about space travel here unless it validates their jingoism.. :huh: Maybe requesting a bookshop to get this from overseas would help, but new copies of this book are in the range of 50-60 $ + customs and other taxes, not something I can spend lightly!

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