'The Sites of Ancient Greece' presents 150 of Georg Gerster's most spectacular and evocative photographs of the landscapes and architecture - both ancient and modern - of Greece, a country he has visited and photographed numerous times in his long career. The photographs in this book were taken between 1996 and 2006. A short preface by Gerster himself and an introductory essay convey a sense of why this country, its history, myths and landscapes, have captured the hearts and minds of so many for thousands of years, from ancient kings and poets to modern holiday-makers. In addition, a map of the featured locations and a timeline listing the key dates, events and eras of the ancient Greek world help set the scene for the picture section to follow. Arranged geographically by region, the images in this book take the viewer on a guided tour of Greece and her islands, from cloud-topped Mount Olympus, home of the Gods, in the northern mainland to the isle of Crete in the Mediterranean Sea.
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Paul Cartledge (b.1947) is Professor of Greek History, the AG Leventis Professor of Greek Culture and a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge. He also holds a visiting Global Distinguished Professorship at New York University. Cartledge is a world expert on Athens and Sparta in the Classical Age and was chief historical consultant for the BBC TV series `The Greeks' and the Channel 4 series `The Spartans'. His most recent books include Ancient Greek Political Thought in Practice (2009) and Ancient Greece: A History in Eleven Cities (2009). He is also honorary citizen of (modern) Sparta. Georg Gerster (b.1928) is a pioneer in aerial photography. For over forty years he has taken breath-taking pictures of mountains, coasts and spectacular archeological sites in 111 countries on all continents. Based near Zurich, Switzerland, he also works as a journalist, and is a regular contributor to the Neue Zurcher Zeitung and National Geographic.Review:
"Aerial views like the 100 images in Georg Gerster's The Sites of Ancient Greece. . .achieve a perspective even those immortals can envy." - The Wall Street Journal
"Gaze at the bright blues and whites of timeless Greece with aerial photography at its best." - Boston.com
"These photographs are at once striking images unto themselves and documents of a time and place. This time is now but the place is the past - we are at once straddling the space where time simply collapses. And in being in this space, Gerster allows us to consider the photograph itself as a means to telling us a story which has no beginning and no end." - La Lettre de la Photographie
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Descrizione libro Phaidon Press 2012-04-30, 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. First Edition. 0714860840. Codice libro della libreria Z0714860840ZN
Descrizione libro Phaidon. 1 Cloth(s), 2012. hard. Condizione libro: New. Much as he did in The Past From Above, Georg Gerster uses aerial photography to create a new perspective on historical sites, and Greece boasts an impressive number of iconic structures and landscapes. Seen in captioned, full-page color photographs, here are such legendary locales as the Acropolis, Mt. Olympus, the remarkably well preserved theater of Epidauros, the citadel of Mycenae, the temple of Zeus, the Minoan palace at Knossos, and the lofty Meteora monasteries. The book also includes an illustrated timeline of Greek history and glossaries of historical figures, mythological characters, and cultural terms. 160. Codice libro della libreria 54401
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Descrizione libro Phaidon Press, 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. New. nice cover, tight binding, clean pages thanx!. Codice libro della libreria 009-0263
Descrizione libro Phaidon, 2012. Condizione libro: New. The pioneering aerial photographer Georg Gerster spent nearly 250 hours in the air to capture these stunning 'gods'-eye views' of Greece. They show significant ancient landscapes, monuments and sites such as Delphi and Knossos, the battlefield of Marathon, the alleged location of Homer's tomb and the modern metropolis of Athens, which is studded with classical ruins. Notes on each image, a glossary and timeline elucidate the cultural and historical context of the places shown. Codice libro della libreria 221454
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