Sunday, October 25, 2009

Above Scotland

The information and article below is taken from Edinburgh, Photographic Bookshop Beyond Words

Above Scotland - The National Collection of Aerial Photography

Beyond Words, 42 Cockburn Street on Thursday 5 November, 6.30 pm

Our next book event will be the launch of Above Scotland: the National Collection of Aerial Photography to be held at Beyond Words, 42 Cockburn Street on Thursday 5 November, 6.30 pm. The Royal Commission of Ancient and Historical Monuments in Scotland holds the national collection of aerial photography with millions of images dating from the 1920s to the present day. These photographs – many of which have never been seen before by the public – tell the remarkable story of a changing nation, from stone circles, Roman remains and ruined castles, to the growth of villages, towns and cities, the rise and fall of heavy industry, the country at war and the proud engineering and architecture of the modern landscape. For the first time in one volume, RCAHMS has brought together the finest images from its collection in a stunning illustration of Scotland’s past, present and future.

Co-author David Cowley will give an audio-visual presentation to celebrate the launch of this new title. This event is free event but, in order to guarantee a place, please email info@beyondwords.co.uk



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