Title Information

Records for not-yet-published titles do not include subject classifications. To initiate an order, see the instructions at the bottom of the page.

ROBERT SHULTS: THE SUPERLATIVE LIGHT. Daylight Books, Daylight Community Arts Foundation, Hillsborough, 2014. Distributed by Artbook|D.A.P., New York. 82 pp. with 42 ills. 21 x 24 cm. ISBN 9780989798129 In English.
Tete-beche binding. Publisher's description: The Superlative Light presents a layperson's awestruck experience of the Texas Petawatt Laser, an unparalleled research facility which produces the most powerful laser pulse anywhere in the world. Texas-based photographer Robert Shults' series of images draws upon the visual traditions of "grade B" science-fiction cinema in its exploration of a truly unique space where some of the most extreme conditions in the universe are recreated, recasting real working scientists as the heroes of an imaginary epic. The book features a scientific introduction by Dr. Todd Ditmire, director of the Texas Petawatt at the University of Texas at Austin, as well as an original science fiction story by award-winning author and mathematician Rudy Rucker. Additionally, each copy of the volume includes a unique bookmark made from specialized laser "burn paper" with an image etched directly onto its surface by the Texas Petawatt.
Artist(s):Shults, Robert
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-2000 — Photography
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 164668
Flexible hardcover $39.95x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

Select titles for ordering by clicking in the boxes to the left of the title entries and then click on the "Add to Cart" button below. You will then be able to specify quantities and continue with your order.

NOTE: The shopping cart will expire after 2 hours of inactivity.