Publisher: Artemis Verlag
Language: German French English
Product Dimensions: 31.5 x 30.5 x 2.0 cm
Release Date: 1973
The air View of a place reveals to us more impressively and more excitingly than any other angle of vision the dynamic interplay of historic events: it can show at a glance the history of a city, What has grown historically, and it can equally well record the topographical effects of very recent decisions.
The views contained in this volume are extraordinarily informative, not only because a master of his craft, Emil Schulthess, has selected the photographs and the learned geographer, Emil Egli, has done the commentary, but also because they come from the collection of Swissair Photo and Vermessungen AG (Geodetic Surveys (10.). A country like Switzerland with its abundance of different types of landscape, in the Alps, in the midlands and in the Jura, is ideal as a subject for aerial photography, presenting many themes of special geographical and historical interest. At the same time, these air views – introduced by aerial pictures taken by the Swiss aviation pioneer Walter Mittelholzer (1894-1937) – provide a kind of “vacation experience”, the impression of an invigorating flight over this country in the heart of Europe.