This spectacular photographic tour offers an opportunity that few visitors to Italy ever have: the chance to see this beautiful land as a sweeping whole, from the cool northern Alps to the sunny southern islands, from the dappled inland forests to the Mediterranean seacoasts. As you soar through this collection of aerial photographs, you will gain new insights into the history and culture of Italy, the way the past fits in with the present, the country's natural wonders, and the Italian people themselves...insights that no earthbound traveller could ever have. The World From The Air series gives a new perspective to traditional travel literature, with big, full- and double- page, full colour photographs showing views hardly even seen by tourists: a spectacular way to explore any country! Great value for money - large format full colour coffee table hardback, weighing over 2 Kilos and retailing at just [GBP]18.95 White Star: Italian-based creators of international high quality photographic books on history, art, geography and nature.
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From the rocky Alpine north to the burnt southern terrain, Italy is an awesome mixture of natural and human-made beauty. Within this relatively small peninsula, the various cultures and climates involved make any photographic study full of striking diversity. So stunning is the beauty of the land and sea, the country's many cathedrals, the Coliseum, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the plethora of picturesque towns and villages. Some 170 color bird's-eye photos of these subjects dominate the book, though there is a brief but informative text regarding the history and particulars of specific regions on view. The pity is the graininess of some of the images and a sense that many different styles are at work, giving the illusion that several photographers are involved with this project, although only Rossi is credited. Fortunately, these are just minor distractions. Like other world masterpieces, Italy from the vantage point of the heavens is worthwhile for completing an Italian collection.
- David Nudo, "Library Journal"
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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