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This Is Mars: Mid-Sized Edition

6¾ x 9½ in. (17.1 x 24.1 cm) 292 pages 150 tri-tone images Hardcover ISBN 978-1-59711-415-8 US $45.00 / CAD $60.95 / UK £35.00 April 2017

Edited and Designed by Xavier Barral Essay by Francis Rocard Timeline by Nicolas Mangold Introduction by Dr. Alfred S. McEwen

• Newly available as a mid-sized, accessibly priced edition • A great gift book for everyone with an interest in space, as well as an important book for photography enthusiasts • Curated by award-winning designer Xavier Barral from NASA’s comprehensive satellite photographs on the surface of Mars

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The award-winning French editor and designer Xavier Barral has chosen frames drawn from the comprehensive photographic map of Mars made by the observation satellite Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Barral scoured tens of thousands of gigabytes of satellite photographs available from NASA, seeking out the most distinct images of the planet’s surface. The result is visionary—a science book, an artist’s book, and a stunning object. Xavier Barral is a photographer, former art director, and founder of Paris-based publishers Éditions Xavier Barral. Among other awards, he has received the art book prize at the Frankfurt Book Fair for Andy Warhol, Cinéma, published by Éditions Carré. Nicolas Mangold is a geophysicist based in Nantes, France. Éditions Xavier Barral was established in 2002. Dr. Alfred S. McEwen is professor in the Department of Francis Rocard is an astrophysicist and leader of the Centre Planetary Sciences, University of Arizona, and director of national d’études spatiales (CNES) Mars exploration program. the Planetary Image Research Lab. [ 26 ]

Spring 2017


Spring 2017 Catalogue