It is from above, usually with the aid of evening light, long shadows and snowfalls, that the past seems to leap into life ... the result is a glorious book ... George Gerster's photographs are both revelations of the past and works of beauty in themselves -- Simon Jenkins Sunday Times ... extraordinary album of views ... all the proudest works of man lie spread out before the reader Independent If Kubla Khan had a library in Xanadu, he'd have kept this book on permanent display -- Andrew Motion Guardian
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About the Author
In addition to his work as an aerial photographer, Georg Gerster
is a journalist who has contributed to many books and scientific magazines. Charlotte Tr:umpler
is the head of the Archaeological Collection of the Ruhrlandmuseum Essen.