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Gerster, Georg 1928-2019

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Most widely held works by Georg Gerster
Grand design : the earth from above by Georg Gerster( Book )

81 editions published between 1975 and 1988 in 5 languages and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

40 editions published between 1968 and 1972 in 5 languages and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photos by George 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
Sahara: desert of destiny by Georg Gerster( Book )

18 editions published between 1959 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Below from above : aerial photography by Georg Gerster( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of the maze by Adrian Fisher( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the mazes and labyrinths which appear throughout the world and examines their history. Includes aerial photographs which reveal the secrets of the mazes while the author explains and discusses methods of maze design, the psychology of mazes, the mathematical evolution and how to solve them
Kirchen im Fels; Entdeckungen in Äthiopien by Georg Gerster( Book )

33 editions published between 1968 and 1978 in German and English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sites of ancient Greece by Georg Gerster( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 171 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 )

21 editions published between 1967 and 1973 in German and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flugbilder aus Syrien : von der Antike bis zur Moderne by Georg Gerster( Book )

11 editions published in 2003 in German and held by 139 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 131 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
Nubien; Goldland am Nil by Georg Gerster( Book )

15 editions published between 1964 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalog for an exhibition at the Ruhrlandmuseum in Essen, honoring Georg Gerster for over 40 years of aerial photography of archaeological sites around the world
Die leidigen Dichter : Goethes Auseinandersetzung mit dem Künstler by Georg Gerster( Book )

9 editions published in 1954 in German and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sinai, Land der Offenbarung by Georg Gerster( Book )

20 editions published between 1960 and 1970 in German and Dutch and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gift of Rabbi W. Gunther Plaut
Brot und Salz : Flugbilder by Georg Gerster( Book )

21 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in German and French and held by 95 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 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Griechische Inseln : in Flugbildern von Georg Gerster by Johannes Nollé( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swissair posters by Georg Gerster( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in German and English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Georg Gerster

Georg Gerster fotograaf uit Zwitserland

Georg Gerster fotògraf suís

Georg Gerster fotograf zviceran

Georg Gerster fotógrafo suizo

Georg Gerster grianghrafadóir Eilvéiseach

Georg Gerster photographe suisse

Georg Gerster Schweizer Fotograf und Flugbild-Pionier

Georg Gerster Swiss photographer

Georg Gerster Swiss photographer (1928-2019)

Gerster, G. 1928-

Gerster, Georg, 1928-

Gerster, Georg Anton

Георг Герстер

جيرستر، جورج، 1928-

چورچ جيرستير