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Gerster, Georg 1928-

Works: 195 works in 730 publications in 7 languages and 7,707 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Aerial photographs  Aerial views  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Posters  Exhibition, pictorial works  History 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Illustrator, Creator, Editor, Artist, Speaker
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Most widely held works by Georg Gerster
Grand design : the earth from above by Georg Gerster( Book )

76 editions published between 1975 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beauty of aerial photographs
Churches in rock : early Christian art in Ethiopia by Georg Gerster( Book )

39 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in 5 languages and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sahara: desert of destiny by Georg Gerster( Book )

25 editions published between 1959 and 1970 in 5 languages and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nubians in Egypt: peaceful people by Robert A Fernea( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photos by Geroge Gerster; notes on Nubian architecture and architectural drawings by Horst Jaritz; Forward by Laila Shukry El Hamamsy; Captions by Hamza El din and Elizabeth Warnock Fernea; Additional Photos by Abdul Fattah Eid
Below from above : aerial photography by Georg Gerster( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amber waves of grain : America's farmlands from above by Georg Gerster( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of the maze by Adrian Fisher( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the world's leading maze designers displays his most spectacular and complex mazes, and reveals their powerful psychological secrets, mathematical structures, and how to solve them quickly. Over 150 illustrations, including 100 color photos, cover Greek minotaurs, Roman mosaic labyrinths, medieval Christian pavement mazes, Amazon Indian myths, remote island tribal mazes, aerial shots of modern mazes, and hedge mazes you can build
Kirchen im Fels; Entdeckungen in Äthiopien by Georg Gerster( Book )

33 editions published between 1968 and 1978 in German and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sites of ancient Greece by Georg Gerster( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Sites of Ancient Greece' presents 150 of Georg Gerster's most spectacular and evocative photographs of the landscapes and architecture - both ancient and modern - of Greece, a country he has visited and photographed numerous times in his long career. The photographs in this book were taken between 1996 and 2006. A short preface by Gerster himself and an introductory essay convey a sense of why this country, its history, myths and landscapes, have captured the hearts and minds of so many for thousands of years, from ancient kings and poets to modern holiday-makers. In addition, a map of the featured locations and a timeline listing the key dates, events and eras of the ancient Greek world help set the scene for the picture section to follow. Arranged geographically by region, the images in this book take the viewer on a guided tour of Greece and her islands, from cloud-topped Mount Olympus, home of the Gods, in the northern mainland to the isle of Crete in the Mediterranean Sea. The historical sites featured include the seventeen UNESCO world heritage sites of Greece, such as the Parthenon on the Acropolis in Athens; Delphi, the site of the most important oracle of the ancient Mediterranean world; the astounding mountain-top monasteries at Mount Athos and Meteora, precariously perched high above the ocean; Olympia, one of the most important sanctuaries of antiquity and the birthplace of the Olympic Games; the beautiful monuments of Thessaloniki and the medieval city of Rhodes, once the site of the Collosus, one of the lost seven wonders of the world; and the fortified town of Mystras. Gerster's picture also show the wide-ranging landscapes of Greece, from the bustling modern metropolises of Athens and Thessaloniki, studded as they are with ancient jewels, to the arid plains of Sparta, craggy coastlines and jewel-like islands surrounded by calm blue waters. Each photograph is accompanied by an extended caption describing when and where the picture was taken and offering contextual information about the landscapes or monuments pictured, for example noting the key historical (or mythical) events associated with the site
Faras, die Kathedrale aus dem Wüstensand by Kazimierz Michałowski( Book )

18 editions published between 1967 and 1973 in German and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The past from above : aerial photographs of archaeological sites by Georg Gerster( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than forty years, Georg Gerster has traveled the world photographing archaeological sites from the air. In The Past from Above, archaeologist Charlotte Trümpler introduces and explains 250 of his photographs, taken in more than fifty countries in Europe, North and South America, Asia, Australia, and Africa. Gerster's subjects range from the temple complex at Karnak to the Great Wall of China, from the Acropolis in Athens to the temples of Abu Simbel, from Aztec cult palaces in Mexico to monumental designs in the California desert. These color photographs are not only captivatingly precise technical achievements - often produced under hair-raising circumstances - but also aesthetically fascinating, unique views of our world. The result is both a photography book and a visual history of mankind stretching back to the very beginnings of civilization
Flugbilder aus Syrien : von der Antike bis zur Moderne by Georg Gerster( Book )

10 editions published in 2003 in German and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paradise lost : Persia from above by Georg Gerster( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Paradise Lost: Persia from Above' is a unique photographic record of a fascinating part of the world, unfamiliar to many of us. Between 1976 and 1978, Georg Gerster, a pioneer of aerial photography, was granted rare permission to record the landscapes and cities of Persia. Resulting from more than one hundred different flights, these pictures depict key archaeological sites from ziggurats to ancient citadels, as well as architectural marvels and beautiful countryside. 'Paradise Lost' also provides rare glimpses of life in modern Iran, from popular ski resorts to densely-packed urban centres and vividly brings to life a place, period and culture that few people outside the country can witness."--Jacket
Sinai, Land der Offenbarung by Georg Gerster( Book )

21 editions published between 1960 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die leidigen Dichter; Goethes Auseinandersetzung mit dem Künstler by Georg Gerster( Book )

9 editions published in 1954 in German and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nubien; Goldland am Nil by Georg Gerster( Book )

15 editions published between 1964 and 1978 in German and Undetermined and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irans Erbe in Flugbildern von Georg Gerster by David Stronach( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in German and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HauptbeschreibungIran hat viele Gesichter: von den großen Salzwüsten bis zum türkis schimmernden Golf von Oman, von jahrtausendealten Tempelanlagen bis zum Häusermeer der modernen Großstädte. Von der elamischen Kultur bis über die Parther-, Perser- und Achämenidenzeit bis zum islamischen Gottesstaat. Erleben Sie ganz neue Ansichten dieses facettenreichen Landes: Ausgrabungsstätten wie Susa, Isfahan und Persepolis, aber auch das moderne Teheran erschließen sich durch Flugbilder des bekannten Fotografen Georg Gerster vollkommen neu. Unter der Schirmherrschaft David Stronachs, einer de
Brot und Salz : Flugbilder by Georg Gerster( Book )

22 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in German and French and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le fameux photographe Georg Gerster a parcouru les cinq continents pour capter du haut des airs d'impressionnantes photos des étendues agricoles de la planète. En plus d'être un livre d'art fort original, le luxueux album qu'il nous offre, grâce à ses commentaires intercalés entre les séquences photographiques majoritairement en couleurs, est aussi une occasion de réfléchir aux problèmes de la faim dans le monde, de l'avancée des déserts, de la destruction des sols arables et, en général, de l'incurie humaine en matière de protection du sol
Die Welt rettet Abu Simbel by Christiane Desroches-Noblecourt( Book )

13 editions published in 1968 in German and Undetermined and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swissair posters by Georg Gerster( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in German and English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The art of the maze
The past from above : aerial photographs of archaeological sitesParadise lost : Persia from aboveIrans Erbe in Flugbildern von Georg GersterSwissair posters
Alternative Names
Georg Gerster fotograaf uit Zwitserland

Georg Gerster fotógrafo suizo

Georg Gerster Schweizer Fotograf und Flugbild-Pionier

Georg Gerster Swiss photographer

Gerster, G. 1928-

Георг Герстер

جيرستر، جورج، 1928-