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ISBN: 9781841149394
AUTHOR: Jason Hawkes
Oxfordshire from the Air
Oxfordshire from the Air
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While in many people’s minds it will be the City of Oxford that dominates this county, Oxfordshire itself contains many landscape and historic gems that are often missed from the usual guidebooks. In this book of aerial photographs the concentration has been as much on the lesser known places as on the major tourist sites.

Although not a large county, it is ranked 22nd in size with an area of around 1000 square miles (c.2600km), and with a population of 635 000, because of its historic connections, especially through the university, it remains one of the most visited of all English counties. Through the landscape winds the River Thames, bordered by ancient towns and quintessentially English villages. The vast stately home of Blenheim Palace (birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill) contrasts with the simply beauty of the prehistoric White Horse carved into the chalk hillside at Uffington.

The fascinating aerial photographs in this book are selected to provide the reader with an overview of a variety of landscapes and settlements, with many historic sites included.

The principal attraction of aerial photographs is that they are literally a bird’s-eye view, allowing us to look down on the landscape from a perspective that we never normally see. Such pictures reveal to us things that are normally hidden from view, and often surprise us when we find that what we had imagined the layout of the land to be is in reality quite different. The best practitioners of this genre of photography also strive to capture an aesthetic in the images they take, and these pictures, sometimes quite abstract in appearance, are often strikingly beautiful in their own right.

Jason Hawkes is one of the country’s best-known photographers specialising in aerial photography. From his base near London he travels worldwide to produce images for books, advertising and design. Since 1991 he has provided photographs for major international companies including Nike, HSBC, Ford, Rolex,Toyota and BP. The images in this book and the sister publications in the series were specially commissioned by Halsgrove.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 1 84114 939 4, hardback, 214x230mm, 144 pages. Published pril 2010.

Oxfordshire - The Glorious CountyOxfordshire - The Glorious County - £14.99
Through a superb collection of full-colour images from Graham Uney, this book will lead you on a wonderful photographic journey. A journey through Oxfordshire, the Glorious County.
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