Item description for Bogota from the Air by Benjamin Villegas...
Majestic at 2,600 metres above sea level, Bogot shows its best face from the air. The book provides a different perspective to admire the best facet of one of the largest cities in South America and to enjoy it with the dignity that only height can provide. From north to south and from east to west, "Bogot from the Air" is a due homage to the city that is capable of bringing as many emotions as people together. The book is the testimony of an evolutionary model that has turned the city, over the past forty years, into an urban centre in constant growth, improvement and expansion. However, the city's evolution has managed to maintain the individual, the citizen, at the heart of this process. Far from turning the city into a huge stone mass of asphalt and buildings, its development renews it and floods it with vitality, considering the fact that it breathes, feeds and lives. The traditional barrios, parks, historical and cultural centres dress up Bogot in its most splendorous gown to show it from a perspective that its early settlers could have never imagined 500 years ago.
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Studio: Villegas Editores
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 12.54" Width: 10.34" Height: 1.07" Weight: 4 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2002
Publisher Villegas Editores
ISBN 958815622X ISBN13 9789588156224
Availability 0 units.
More About Benjamin Villegas
Benjamin Villegas is an architect and graphic designer. Ever since he was a student, in the early 1960s, he started publishing books and magazines, either out of his own initiative or assigned by several newspapers. In 1972, he started his own company, Benjamin Villegas & Asociados. Since 1973, he started publishing illustrated, great format and high printing quality books, while he continued his work in the fields of graphic design, television and motion pictures. In 1985, he founded Villegas Editores, consolidated his specialized team and devoted himself to illustrated publications, especially about Colombia, with the support of renowned writers and photographers. He is currently developing publishing projects in various European and Latin American countries. Through his website, villegaseditores.com, he wants to achieve the world wide availability of the company's publications, to get the sponsorship necessary to print most of his sold out editions and to continue his publishing labor in Latin America, which is an important prerogative of the company's regional mission statement.
Reviews - What do customers think about Bogota from the Air?
Bogotá from an interesting point of view! Oct 26, 2006
Bogotá is one of the most beautiful and modern Latin American metropolis! Certainly, the city deserves a better image than the one presented by the nightly news and this book does just that and more!
Bogotá is seen here from the perspective that is usually reserved to birds, the Gods in heaven, and occasionally humans in modern airplanes landing or departing El Dorado airport. But, that is usually not enough since the city from the window of an airplane appears distant and is only seen in quick glimpses as the airplane either departs or lands or flies over the city.
This book takes the reader deep into the heart of Bogotá, makes it a personal journey where the city is seen from above but still appears withing touch. It's close, it's easy to see and analyse, its easy to appreciate. The modern improvements Bogotá has achieved thus far are all on display, but what I like the most of the book is that it does not ignores the problem areas. The poor areas of southern Bogota are given as much priority as the wealthy northern areas, because after all is done and settled, it's all one Bogotá.
The views from above are impressive, the writing is intriguing and creates a sense of understanding a place that is often misunderstood. Bogotá is beautiful, its amazing, its modern, its the pride and joy of a great South American country!
Showing my City Jun 22, 2004
The book is perfect to describe Bogota and show every one around the world another face about Colombia and specifically Bogota. Also it is and excellent skill to describe a define places into the city.