Science - Space Science - General

Space Utopia: A Journey Through the History of Space Exploration from the Apollo and Sputnik Programmes to the Next Mission to Mars

This unique collection of photographs features over ten years of collaborations with the most important space and research centers in the world, resulting in a one-of-a-kind story of the human race to the stars.

Vincent Fournier's visionary photographs provide an imaginative look at space exploration by merging fantasy with reality in images of rockets, otherwordly landscapes, research facilities, and cosmonauts. To produce these extraordinary images, Fournier has collaborated with the world's major space centers and astronomical observatories, including NASA, the European Space Agency, the Russian space agency, and the European Southern Observatory. Readers are given access to confidential locations and projects such as the NASA SLS rocket. Fournier's artistic vision creates a unique look at the history of space exploration, from the early Sputnik and Apollo programs to the future Mission on Mars.

The images invite us to focus on our perceptions of space and time. Fournier questions our past and future utopias--what are our expectations for the future and has the future already happened? The evocative images document and archive while also exploring humankind's myths and fantasies about the future.

About The Author

Vincent Fournier's work journeys into some of the most significant utopias from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, comprised of space exploration, futuristic architecture, and artificial intelligence. His work is frequently featured in major publications, including Wired, Time, Wallpaper, GQ, National Geographic, The New York Times, and Harper's Bazaar.

  • Publish Date: March 12, 2019
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Science - Space Science - General
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 10-1/8 x 13-3/8
  • Pages: 184
  • US Price: $75.00
  • CDN Price: $100.00
  • ISBN: 978-88-918203-3-4


"From space suits and environmental suits to spaceships, satellites, Soyuz trainers, ballistic missiles, and rovers, to training facilities and environments, to experimental items used on the International Space Station and flown to the moon, Space Utopia is a one-of-a-kind look at the history of the space program in pictures." —BORG.COM

"This tome is the result of over a decade of collaboration between photographer Vincent Fournier and the world’s most significant space centers and astronomical observatories, including NASA and Roscosmos, the Russian space agency. The collection of images charts humankind’s race to space and functions as both an historical archive of the past and a wildly imaginative exploration of the future." —SPACE UTOPIA 

"An out-of-this-world monograph that delves into space exploration." —GESSATO