Peter Adey discusses an eagerly awaited edited volume – From Above.

With all the talk of verticality, the volumetric and volume, I wanted to post a bit about an edited volume long in the making with Mark Whitehead and Alison Williams. We’ve just been putting together the last changes to From Above: War, Violence and Verticality due out with Hurst/OUP later this year (note the changes to cover design described below). We have a great lineup of contributors and topics, here’s the blurb:

The arrival of the aerostatic balloon at the end of the nineteenth century ushered in a new perspective on the battlefield, taking over from the mount – the hill at the edge of the field of combat – and the fortified tower positioned within it. Since then there has been no perspective more culpable in war, violence and security than the aerial one. From Above explores the aerial view in new depth and clarity. It draws…

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