The twentieth century

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    By and large, this book is concerned with the permanence of landscape, but this chapter is concerned with its impermanence. In general, the photographs used in earlier chapters were taken recently, so recently that we are not concerned with precisely when they were taken, and show features which survive from the often distant past. However, it would be difficult to claim that such photographs are a significant source for the historian of the present century; in particular, most of the man-made artifacts of this period are all too visible at ground level, and their arrangement well-recorded in maps and plans. The photographs in this chapter therefore have a very different emphasis, on aerial photographs as historic artifacts in their own right, and as a record of landscapes no longer to be seen.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHistoric landscapes of Britain from the air
    EditorsR. Glasscock
    Place of PublicationCambridge
    PublisherCambridge University Press
    Number of pages27
    ISBN (Print)9780521325332
    Publication statusPublished - 1992


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