Book ID: CBB381115541

Aeroscopics: Media of the Bird's-Eye View (2021)


Patrick Ellis (Author)

University of California Press

Publication Date: 2021
Physical Details: 192
Language: English

In 1900, Paris had no skyscrapers, no tourist helicopters, no drones. Yet well before aviation made aerial views more accessible, those who sought such vantages had countless options available to them. They could take in the vista from an observation ride, see a painting of the view from Notre-Dame, or overlook a miniature model city. In Aeroscopics, Patrick Ellis offers a history of the view from above, written from below. Richly illustrated and premised upon extensive archival work, this interdisciplinary study reveals the forgotten media available to the public in the Balloon Era and after. Ellis resurrects these neglected spectacles as “aeroscopics,” opening up new possibilities for the history of aerial vision.

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Authors & Contributors
Peraldo, Emmanuelle
James, Kirsten
Daniel Bowles
Violette Pouillard
Watson, Cecelia Alexandre
Vega, Jesusa
Science in Context
Technology and Culture
Physics in Perspective
Journal of the History of the Neurosciences
Journal of the History of Ideas
Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage
University of Chicago
The MIT Press
Four Courts Press
Ediciones Polifemo
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
University of Toronto
Science and art
Senses and sensation; perception
Science and entertainment; science and spectacle
Science and culture
Visual perception
Visual representation; visual communication
Bernson, Reysa
Rösel von Rosenhof, August Johann
Rood‏, Ogden Nicholas
La Farge, John
Montaigne, Michel Eyquem de
Shakespeare, William
Time Periods
19th century
20th century, early
18th century
17th century
Early modern
16th century
Paris (France)
London (England)
United States
Great Britain
Zoological Gardens (London, England)
Paris. Jardin Royal des Plantes

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