Outer Space and Visual Culture: Working Bibliography


I asked Twitter for some recommendations on the topic, and here’s what I’ve got so far.

Thanks, spacewhales, for your help!

Andre, Laura Margaret. “Lunar Nation: The Moon and American Visual Culture, 1957–1972.” Dissertation, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2002.

Heise, Ursula K. Sense of Place and Sense of Planet: The Environmental Imagination of the Global. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Kilgore, De WittDouglas. Astrofuturism: Science, Race, and Visions of Utopia in Space. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003.

Kirby, David A. Lab Coats in Hollywood Science, Scientists, and Cinema. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2011.

Lane, K. Maria D. Geographies of Mars: Seeing and Knowing the Red Planet. University of Chicago Press, 2010.

Nathan Shedroff, Chris Noessel. Make it so: Interface design lessons from sci-fi. Rosenfeld Media, 2012.

Poole, Robert. Earthrise: How Man First Saw the Earth. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008.

Prelinger, Megan Shaw. Another Science Fiction: Advertising the Space Race 1957-1962. New York: Blast Books, 2010.

Sobchack, Vivian Carol. Screening Space: The American Science Fiction Film. New York: Ungar, 1987.

Spigel, Lynn. “Outer Space and Inner Cities: African-American Responses to NASA.” In Welcome to the Dreamhouse: Popular Media and Postwar Suburbs, 141–183. Console-ing Passions. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2001.