Britain from the Air

Britain from the Air

by Jason Hawkes, Jane Struthers, Aerial Images Staff
     
 

The landscape of Britain is one of the most diverse in the world. Within these tiny islands there is everything form wild mountains, coasts and moorlands to gentle farmland, forests and meandering rivers. Imprinted over this diversity is a rich history, visible as much in the buildings as in the shape of the landscape itself. From prehistoric monuments like

Overview

The landscape of Britain is one of the most diverse in the world. Within these tiny islands there is everything form wild mountains, coasts and moorlands to gentle farmland, forests and meandering rivers. Imprinted over this diversity is a rich history, visible as much in the buildings as in the shape of the landscape itself. From prehistoric monuments like Stonehenge and Avebury to the vast modern motorways which sweep across the land, Britain is marked indelibly by the works of man.

Jason Hawkes has spent the last year covering the country by helicopter, capturing on film a breathtaking portrayal of Britain from above. His photographs include oblique and unfamiliar approaches to famous landmarks and buildings, as well as strange annd wonderful discoveries. There are stunning close-ups and striking angles, sweeping long views which capture the character of specific regions, combining to distil the essence of Britain as only aerial photography can.

One is always aware, too, of the changing times and seasons, of the photographer's sense of humour and lightness of touch and of his deep love for the countryside he portrays. All this is enhanced by informative captions by Jane Struthers, pinpointing and describing what each photograph shows and details which the cursory eye might miss. The result is a unique celebration of modern Britian, still one of the world's most beautiful lands.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780091771751
Publisher:
Ebury Publishing
Publication date:
04/27/1993
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
11.88(w) x 10.64(h) x 0.74(d)

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