Description - Paradise Lost by Georg Gerster
A stunning archive of aerial photographs from the 1970s, Lost Persia provides a unique look at a beautiful landscape and fascinating culture few people have seen for themselves.
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(322mm x 250mm x 23mm)
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Author Biography - Georg Gerster
Maryam Sachs (b. 1962) was born in Iran, and educated at the Sorbonne in Paris. She has a Masters in Economic Development from Columbia University, New York, and her books include the anthologies The Kiss and The Moon, The Wild Emperor (with her husband, designer Rolf Sachs) and Sans te dire adieu, a novel. She lives in London.Georg Gerster (b. 1928) is a pioneer in aerial photography. For over 40 years he has taken breath-taking pictures of mountains and deserts, coasts and lakes, agrarian and industrial landscapes all over the world. He took his first aerial photographs in the Sudan in 1963, and since then, he has taken photographs in 111 countries on all continents, covering all types of territory from the Amazon to Antarctica. He has photographed some of the world's most spectacular archaeological sites and ancient monuments, from the temple at Karnak, Egypt and the Acropolis in Athens, to the Great Wall of China. From 1975 to 1995, Gerster shot a series of now highly collectible advertising posters for Swissair. Gerster sees his work as a philosophical instrument: "distance creates an overview, and an overview creates insight." Based near Zurich, Switzerland, he also works a journalist, and is a regular contributor to the Neue Zurcher Zeitung and National Geographic.