The IAAA Library


Here are a collection of documents and presentations about space art free for anyone to download and use.  If you do download them, please give appropriate credit to the IAAA.  Also below is a list of books about space art plus a series of links to good science and astronomy web sites.  Enjoy!

IAAA Publications

  • The Beauty of Space Art (2020, Springer International Press) – a 210-page, 230+ full color image, 8″ x 10″ book written and illustrated by IAAA members, edited by Jon Ramer and Ron Miller
  • The Beauty of Space (2011) – a 180-page, 200+ full color image, 10″ x 8″ book written and illustrated by IAAA members (sold out)
  • IAAA Informational Flier, print resolution PDF, four pages, 8.5″ x 5.5″
  • IAAA Welcome Pack Brochure, screen resolution PDF, twenty pages, 11″ x 8.5″
  • IAAA Powerpoint Presentation, presented at the International Space Art Workshop 2012

Articles about Space Art

Books with Space Art

A list of books, by no means complete, that have featured space art over the years.  Some were published as much as a century ago, others are brand new, but the common item is that they all feature space art.  If you have any titles that you would like to see added to this list, please contact us with the details.

  • Album of Astronomy – Tom McGowen and Rod Ruth
  • Alien Horizons – Bob Eggleton
  • Alien Seas: Oceans in Space – Michael Carroll with Rosaly Lopes and a team of talented authors
  • Aliens in Space, an Illustrated Guide – Steven Caldwell
  • Apollo – Alan Bean
  • The Art of Chesley Bonestell – Ron Miller and Fredrick Durant
  • The Art of NASA: The Illustrations That Sold the Missions – Piers Bizony
  • The Art of Robert McCall – Robert McCall
  • The Art of Space – Ron Miller
  • The Art of Star Trek – Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens
  • Astronomy: A Visual Guide – Mark Garlick
  • Barlowe’s Guide to Extraterrestrials – Wayne Barlowe
  • The Beauty of Space – Written and Illustrated by Members of the IAAA
  • The Beauty of Space Art – edited by Jon Ramer and Ron Miller
  • Beyond Jupiter – Arthur C. Clarke, illus. Chesley Bonestell
  • Bildatlas des Sonnensystem – Bruno Stanek, illus. Ludek Pesek
  • The Book of Sea Monsters – Bob Eggleton
  • Challenge of the Stars & The New Challenge of the Stars – Patrick Moore, illus. David A. Hardy
  • Complete Book of Space Travel – Albro Gaul and Virgil Finlay
  • The Conquest of the Moon – Cornelius Ryan, illus. Chesley Bonestell
  • The Conquest of Space – Willy Ley, illus. Chesley Bonestell
  • Cycles of Fire – William Hartmann, Ron Miller, Pam Lee, & Tom Miller
  • Das Grosse Buch von Himmel und Erde – Norbert Golluch, Burckhard Monter, illustrated by Thomas Thiemeyer
  • Dream Machines – Ron Miller
  • Drifting on Alien Winds: Exploring the skies and weather of other worlds – Michael Carroll
  • Earths of Distant Suns – Michael Carroll
  • Expedition – Wayne Barlowe
  • The Exploration of Mars – Willy Ley & W. Von Braun, illus. Chesley Bonestell
  • The Exploration of the Moon – Arthur C. Clarke and R.A. Smith
  • Exploring the Moon – Roy A. Gallant and Lowell Hess
  • Exploring Space – Ron Miller
  • Extraterrestrials, A Field Guide for Earthlings – Terrence Dickenson
  • Eyewitness to Space – published by Abrams
  • Faraway Worlds: Planets Beyond Our Solar System – Paul Halpern, illus. Lynette Cook
  • The Fires Within – David A. Hardy
  • First Men on the Moon (The Illustrated) – HG Wells, illus. Bob Eggleton
  • First Men to the Moon – Wernher von Braun and Fred Freeman
  • Flug in die Welt von Morgen, written and illus. Ludek Pesek
  • Frank Kelly Freas: The Art of Science Fiction
  • Frank Kelly Freas: As He Sees It
  • Frank Kelly Freas: A Separate Star
  • Futuropolis – Robert Sheckley
  • Futures: 50 Years in Space & 50 Years in Space (2006 pb) – David A. Hardy and Patrick Moore
  • Galactic Tours: Thomas Cook Out of This World Vacations – Bob Shaw and David A. Hardy
  • Go For Launch: Merlin & His Friends – Abby Garrett
  • Great Space Battles – Stewart Cowley
  • The Grand Tour (three versions) – William Hartmann & Ron Miller
  • Greetings From Earth – Bob Eggleton
  • Hardyware: The Art of David A. Hardy – Chris Morgan and David A. Hardy
  • High Road to the Moon – Bob Parkinson and R.A. Smith
  • The History of the Earth – William Hartmann & Ron Miller
  • Imagining the Spheres – Dr Steven Hobbs with contributions from the IAAA, including David A. Hardy
  • Infinite Worlds: An Illustrated Voyage to Planets Beyond Our Sun – Ray Villard, illus. Lynette Cook
  • In the Stream of Stars – W. Hartmann, R. Miller, A. Sokolov, & V. Myagkov
  • Journey to the Planets – Peter Ryan, illus. Ludek Pesek
  • Le Ciel – Lucien Rudaux
  • Living Among Giants: Exploring and Settling the Outer Solar System – Michael Carroll
  • Man and the Moon – Robert Richardson, illus. Chesley Bonestell
  • Messung des Unermesslichen – written and illus. Ludek Pesek
  • The Microverse – edited by Byron Preiss
  • Moon and Planets – Josef Sadil, illus. Ludek Pesek
  • N-1: For the Moon and Mars A Guide to the Soviet Superbooster – Matthew Johnson (Author), Nick Stevens (Author, Illustrator)
  • NASA and the Exploration of Space – a NASA release
  • Our World in Space – Isaac Asimov, illus. Robert McCall
  • Out of the Cradle – William Hartmann, Ron Miller, & Pam Lee
  • Picture This: Grasping the dimensions of time and space – Michael Carroll
  • Planetarium – Ron Miller
  • Planet Earth – Josef Sadil, illus. Ludek Pesek
  • Planet Earth – Peter Ryan, illus. Ludek Pesek
  • The Planets – edited by Byron Preiss
  • Planets – Ron Miller
  • Race to Mars – Dana Berry
  • Rockets Through Space – Lester del Rey and James Heugh
  • Satellites, Rockets and Outer Space – Willy Ley, illus. Chesley Bonestell
  • The Seventh Landing: Going back to the Moon, this time to stay – Michael Carroll
  • The Smithsonian Intimate Guide to the Cosmos – Dana Berry
  • The Snows of Olympus – Arthur C. Clarke
  • Solar System – Peter Ryan, illus. Ludek Pesek
  • Space & Nature – Kazuaki Iwasaki
  • Space Art by Marilynn Flynn – Marilynn Flynn
  • Space Art: How to Draw and Paint Planets, Moons, and Landscapes of Alien Worlds – Michael Carroll
  • Space Art Poster Book – edited by Ron Miller
  • Space History Mysteries Solved! – With Animation and Interactive Virtual-Reality by L. Wayne Buinis, Animation and VR by Lonny Buinis
  • Space Shuttles – Bruno Stanek, illus. Ludek Pesek
  • Space Wars: Worlds & Weapons – Steven Eisler
  • Space Wrecks – Stewart Cowley
  • Spaceships – Ron Miller
  • Starlog Space Art – edited by Ron Miller
  • Stars and Planets – Ron Miller
  • The Stars Are Awaiting Us… – Alexei Leonov & Andre Sokolov
  • Star Trek Spaceflight Chronology – S. & F. Goldstein, illus. Rick Sternbach
  • The Story of the Solar System – Mark Garlick
  • Super Space – Kazuaki Iwasaki
  • Sur Les Autres Mondes – Lucien Rudaux
  • Terres du Ciel – Camille Flammarion and assorted artists
  • Tour of the Universe – Malcolm Edwards and Robert Holdstock
  • UFOs and Other Worlds – Peter Ryan, illus. Ludek Pesek
  • The Universe – edited by Byron Preiss
  • Visions of Space – David A. Hardy
  • Visions of Spaceflight: Images from the Ordway Collection
  • Visions of the Universe – Isaac Asimov & Carl Sagan, illus. Kazuaki Iwasaki
  • Voir l’Espace: Astronomie et science populaire illustrée (1840-1969) [See Space: Astronomy and illustrated popular science (1840-1969)] – Elsa De Smet
  • Worlds Beyond: The Art of Chesley Bonestell – Frederick Durant & Ron Miller

Novels by IAAA Members

  • Europa’s Lost Expedition – Michael Carroll
  • Lords of the Ice Moons – Michael Carroll
  • On the Shores of Titan’s Farthest Sea – Michael Carroll

Reference Books by IAAA Members

Documenting Art in Space

The Vostok 2 flight journal from 1965, including first art ever drawn in space – As a bit of space art historical preservation, here is the Vostok-2 log which includes Alexei Leonov’s color sketch of the Earth’s limb.

Selected Science and Astronomy links on the Web