Cities from the Sky - New Book Release from Princeton Architectural Press
Princeton Architectural Press announces the publication of Cities from the Sky: An Aerial Portrait of America, by Thomas J. Campanella (with a forward by Witold Rybczynski)
Pioneers of the information age, the Fairchild Aerial Survey Company photographed nearly every corner of the United States from the 1930s through the 1960s, and turned the airborne camera into an indispensable tool for architects, planners, and highway engineers.
This new book by Thomas J. Campanella brings together for the first time the most outstanding, historically significant photographs from the Fairchild archives. Along with essays about Sherman Fairchild and the impacts of aviation on the city, Cities from the Sky features more than 125 classic photographs that form a definitive portrait of the American urban landscape.
Shot with handheld cameras, the images provide a sparkling record of the nation's cities in the boom years of the twentieth century. They depict landmark buildings and news events in remarkable detail, including the Empire State Building shortly after completion; the first inauguration of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on the steps of the Capitol; the Los Angeles freeways under construction; even Don Larsen's perfect game during the 1956 "subway series" at Yankee Stadium.
Cities from the Sky: An Aerial Portrait of America
Thomas J. Campanella
14.5 x 12.5 128pp, 125 duotone
About the author:
Thomas J. Campanella is an urbanist and historian, and a Lecturer in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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