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

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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.

About the Author

Patrick Ellis is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Tampa.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780520355491
ISBN-10: 0520355490
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: July 27th, 2021
Pages: 192
Language: English