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The View From Above

Author : Jeanne Haffner
ISBN : 9780262018791
Genre : History
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The role of aerial photography in the evolution of the concept of social space"and its impact on French urban planning in the mid-twentieth century. In mid-twentieth century France, the term "social space" ( l'espace social)--the idea that spatial form and social life are inextricably linked--emerged in a variety of social science disciplines. Taken up by the French New Left, it also came to inform the practice of urban planning. In The View from Above, Jeanne Haffner traces the evolution of the science of social space from the interwar period to the 1970s, illuminating in particular the role of aerial photography in this new way of conceptualizing socio-spatial relations. As early as the 1930s, the view from above served for Marcel Griaule and other anthropologists as a means of connecting the social and the spatial. Just a few decades later, the Marxist urban sociologist Henri Lefebvre called the perspective enabled by aerial photography--a technique closely associated with the French colonial state and military--"the space of state control." Lefebvre and others nevertheless used the notion of social space to recast the problem of massive modernist housing projects (grands ensembles) to encompass the modern suburb (banlieue) itself--a critique that has contemporary resonance in light of the banlieue riots of 2005 and 2007. Haffner shows how such "views" permitted new ways of conceptualizing the old problem of housing to emerge. She also points to broader issues, including the influence of the colonies on the metropole, the application of sociological expertise to the study of the built environment, and the development of a spatially oriented critique of capitalism.

View From Above

Author : Terry Virts
ISBN : 9781426218644
Genre : NATURE
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This majestic National Geographic photography book offers a spectacular view of Earth from outer space, featuring aerial imagery taken from the International Space Station by NASA astronaut Terry Virts. Few people get the experience of seeing the world from outer space-and no one has taken as many pictures of Earth from above as Terry Virts. Celebrated NASA astronaut, pilot of the space shuttle, crew member on Soyuz, and commander of the International Space Station, Virts has spent more than 200 days in space-and very few of those days went by without his reaching for his camera. Now as never before, Virts shares the astronaut's view of the world, offering astounding aerial views of our planet and the vastness that surrounds it. The colors, shapes, details-and the stories they tell-are endlessly fascinating. Virts's book marries his stunning photographs with glimpses of everyday life in orbit. And amid this amazing show of Earth spectacles, he reflects on how the astronaut's point of view has shaped his life and spirit. Filled with magnificent photographs that will astonish and inspire, this book-and its intrepid author-becomes our guide to a new way of looking at the world.

The View From Above

Author : Innocent Mwatsikesimbe
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Genre : Poetry
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Inspiration to Rise Above Your Problems Encouraging one to maintain a higher view on life’s problems and life itself, this collection of 18 poems not only evokes emotions, but it inspires, teaches and motivates. The poems were inspired by problems that the author faced in his life. During dark times in life, there is a light that comes from maintaining focus on the bigger picture; the view from above. Maintaining a positive attitude plays an important part in overcoming problems, and these poems induce positivity. Some poems demonstrate how to turn life’s negatives into positives and how to build your life up according to your plans, no matter what comes your way. Some of the poems offer encouragement and build your self-confidence and endurance. This book also gives an inspirational definition of a problem. A problem can be solved. If it’s something that you can’t solve, then it is not a problem, but a fact of life that you need to embrace.

Dublin

Author : Dennis Horgan
ISBN : 184889256X
Genre : Dublin (Ireland)
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These images showcase the beauty and heritage of Dublin, its man-made and natural features, from a rarely seen and often unusual perspective.

A View From Above

Author : Donal MacCarron
ISBN : UOM:39015050762957
Genre : History
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Cork

Author : Dennis Horgan
ISBN : 1848892241
Genre : Photography
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People usually get an aerial view of Cork flying to or from Cork Airport. But the view is short-lived and the close-up of the landscape disappears quickly. So aerial photographs can be absorbing as they appear to give a similar three dimensional aerial view. Dennis Horgan has flown extensively over Cork city and county and taken some spectacular photographs of the county's best scenery and various other man-made features to provide some unique imagery. From the ruggedness of West Cork to the fertile lowlands of East Cork, this collection showcases the beauty of the landscape from a rarely seen and often unusual perspective. So take a tour of Cork's varied landscape of coastline and mountain, rivers and lakes, ancient monastic sites and its colourful, vibrant city and towns.

Vermont

Author : Charles Feil
ISBN : 0892724587
Genre : History
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Acclaimed photographer Chuck Feil pays tribute to New England with his stunning and unusual From Above series. He carries us over the states, presenting often familiar sights from a perspective most of us have not experienced. Landmarks as mundane as a granite quarry or lumber mill take on a beauty all their own when viewed through Feil's lenses.

Seeing From Above

Author : Mark Dorrian
ISBN : 9780857734327
Genre : Art
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From sixteenth-century Roman maps, to the Luftwaffe’s aerial survey of Warsaw, the London Eye to Google Earth, visual culture is saturated with aerial imagery. The aerial view - the image of everywhere- has become natural, desirable, omnipresent, yet its rise to pre-eminence as a ‘way of seeing’ raises pressing questions about its effects and meanings that have not yet been explored. More immediately than any other visual modality, aerial imagery gives us- and supports our idea of- a totalising overview, a world-view, and thus in turn requires that its implications be explored as the ‘symbolic form’ of the global era. However this ‘view of the world’ keeps undergoing transformations as technologies continue to be invented and refined. Underpinned by a cross-disciplinary approach that draws together diverse and previously isolated material, this text examines the politics and poetics of the aerial view in relation to architecture, art, film, literature, photography and urbanism, and explores its role in areas such as aesthetics and epistemology. Using examples of specific cultural moments to elucidate the wider theory, this is the only book to provide a cultural history of the aerial imagination and its centrality to visual culture.

The View From Above

Author : Vincent Cheung
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By presenting select episodes and discourses from the life of Christ, the Gospel of John offers a heavenly philosophy that is superior to any earthly philosophy. This book is a collection of articles on the first four chapters of the Gospel. Drawing attention to the foundational principles of this heavenly philosophy, it enables readers to appreciate the wisdom and power that the Lord Jesus has brought to us "from above," so that we may no longer think and live as people "from below." Rather, because we have been born "from above" through Jesus Christ, although we remain in this world, we are no longer of the world. As Christians, we think, speak, and function on a higher plane, an altogether superior level of competence and intelligence.

New York Air

Author : George Steinmetz
ISBN : 1419717898
Genre : Photography
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Aerial photographer George Steinmetz captures New York City's vast, dramatic, manmade landscapes. Included are photographs of iconic places such as Central Park and Times Square, new landmarks like the High Line, and historic buildings, streets, beaches, and rooftops.

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