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Stephen Petersen


Stephen Petersen is the author of Space-Age Aesthetics: Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, and the Postwar European Avant-Garde (Penn State Press, 2009). A frequent contributor to Leonardo Reviews, he writes on topics relating to the space age, new media art, photography and 1960s counterculture. Currently he is preparing an exhibition on the Beats and sixties culture for the University of Delaware Museums.


Journal Articles

Leonardo Reviews

Earthrise: How Man First Saw the Earth by Robert Poole. Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, U.S.A., and London, U.K., 2008, 2010. 236 pp., illus. Cloth, paper. ISBN-13: 978-03-001-3766-8; ISBN-13: 978-03-001-6403-9

February 2011
Leonardo Reviews

New Realisms: 1957–1962: Object Strategies between Readymade and Spectacle edited by Julia Robinson. The MIT Press, Cambridge, London, U.S.A., U.K., 2010. 294 pp., illus. Paperback. ISBN: 978-0-262-51522-1

February 2012
Leonardo Reviews

Beyond the Dream Syndicate: Tony Conrad and the Arts after Cage by Branden W. Joseph. Zone Books, New York, U.S.A., 2011. 480 pp., illus. Trade; paper. ISBN: 978-1-890951-86-3; ISBN: 978-1-890951-87-0

April 2013

Marketing the Moon: The Selling of the Apollo Lunar Program

April 2015
Leonardo Reviews

The Experience Machine: Stan VanDerBeek’s Movie-Drome and Expanded Cinema

October 2016
Historical Perspective

Sculpture in Space: Flotation and Levitation in Postwar Art

October 2018

The Man Who Walked in Color

April 2019

The Birth of the Idea of Photography

June 2021

Online Reviews

by François Brunet; translated by Shane B. Lillis
November 2020
by Georges Didi-Huberman; translated by Drew S. Burk
August 2018