Icarus Speaks chronicles a love of flight passed down through four generations of an American family leading to insights about the limits of vision, teaching and learning, coping with tragedy, and the enduring value of photographs.
Frank Cost is the James E. McGhee Professor of Visual Media in the School of Photography at Rochester Institute of Technology. He has taught a wide variety of courses in the field of visual media for more than three decades. Frank has been photographing professionally since 1975 and has authored both textbooks and experimental photobooks exploring new forms of graphic expression enabled by digital technologies. He teaches a new course in aerial photography made possible by the advance of airborne drone-based cameras.
Published by Fossil Press and distributed by RIT Press.
Publisher: Fossil Press (10/2017)
Binding: Laminated paperback
Illustrations: 138, black-and-white
Size: 5.5 x 8.5"
Shipping Weight: 0.75lb
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Icarus and Daedalus 9
Chapter 2 Embracing America 17
Chapter 3 A Passion for Flight 23
Chapter 4 Progress 33
Chapter 5 Aviation 47
Chapter 6 Model Airplanes 59
Chapter 7 Watching TV 75
Chapter 8 Octave Chanute 83
Chapter 9 To the Moon 97
Chapter 10 Flying Parents 111
Chapter 11 Soaring 127
Chapter 12 Stepping Back 139
Chapter 13 Stepping Farther Back 155
Chapter 14 Photographing From Above 167
Chapter 15 Tragedy 181
Chapter 16 In the Wake of Tragedy 207
Chapter 17 Out and Back 213
Chapter 18 Returning Home 219
Supplementary Videos 236