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By Sonja Dümpelmann

In a lot a similar method that perspectives of the earth from the Apollo missions in
the past due Sixties and early Seventies led ultimately to the inauguration of Earth Day and the modern
environmental move, the sunrise of aviation ushered in a notably new means for architects,
panorama designers, city planners, geographers, and archaeologists to examine towns and
landscapes. As icons of modernity, airports facilitated the advance of an international economy
throughout the 20th and early twenty-first centuries, reshaping the way in which humans notion about
the realm round them. execs of the outfitted atmosphere woke up to the probabilities offered
by way of the airports themselves as websites of layout and via the electrifying new aerial standpoint on

In Flights of Imagination, Sonja
Dümpelmann follows the evolution of airports from their conceptualization as landscapes and
towns to modern day plans to show decommissioned airports into public city parks. The author
discusses panorama layout and making plans actions that have been influenced, legitimized, and
facilitated by way of the aerial view. She additionally indicates how viewing the earth from above redirected
consciousness to physically event at the flooring and illustrates how layout execs understood
the aerial view as at the same time summary and experiential, exact and contextual, harmful
and crucial. alongside the way in which, Dümpelmann lines this a number of dialectic from the Nineteen Twenties to
the land-camouflage actions in the course of global struggle II, and from the environmental and landscape
making plans tasks of the Sixties via today.

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