Posted by: bluesyemre | July 5, 2012

Above Paris by Jean-Louis Cohen

  • In Above Paris: The Aerial Survey of Roger Henrard by Jean-Louis Cohen (Princeton Architectural Press, 2006), we see the polygonal French capital, between 1950 and 1972, as preserved from a single-engine army plane. Its pilot, Roger Henrard, was a businessman and an artist, and his bird’s-eye pictures of Paris, a city that can seem heavily barricaded and crammed together from the sidewalk, reveal the air pockets in its planning.

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