Tuesday, July 28, 2009
One Book They Can't Digitise
Taschen intend to publish a special commemorative edition of Norman Mailer ‘MoonFire’ with real pieces of moonrock. All those conspiracy theorist who still doubt that Apollo 11 went to the moon, will probably knock as a sham. They may equate the exercise as equivalent to selling a lock of Jesus’s hair.
However, the extra large tome, featuring NASA and LIFE magazine glossy stills, is going to be produced with each copy signed by Buzz Aldrin. Taschen will only produce 1969 copies to mark the anniversary the year of the landing. All but 12 copies will sell online for around $1,000. However, 12 copies will come with official pieces of Moon rock that crashed to Earth in a meteorite. Taschen are waiting for a valuation of the rock before setting a price, but have said that it will be one of the most expensive books ever made.
Taschen’s previous massive tomes include ‘Goat’ on Mohamed Ali, and the Hemut Newton collection that included its own reading stand by Starck.
Its difficult to see these fitting onto a Kindle.