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Icarus Speaks

Icarus Speaks
A Story of Flight and Return

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.


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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.

Details

Publisher: Fossil Press (10/2017)
ISBN-13: 9780984804726
Binding: Laminated paperback
Pages: 238
Illustrations: 138, black-and-white
Size: 5.5 x 8.5"
Shipping Weight: 0.75lb

Table of Contents

Prologue                                                                                                                       1

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

Epilogue                                                                                                                     227

References                                                                                                                  232

Acknowledgments                                                                                                     234

Supplementary Videos                                                                                               236

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