Double spread panorama photographs in excellent quality with motifs from around the globe
A major contribution to contemporary photography and the tradition of the panorama
With illustrated essays on the history of the panorama and urban development
In this outstanding new monograph, architectural photographer and filmmaker Hans-Georg Esch presents a selection of his most striking panoramas, from Cologne to Chongqing, in an image format of 2.4 : 1. When opened, the book boasts a 1 meter breadth.
With some 60 panoramic photographs, Advancing Horizons shows cityscapes, skylines and other remarkable views around the world. The double spread photos, printed in outstanding quality, are complemented by select details to enrich understanding of each featured location.
An introduction by Leica Galleries Director Karin Rehn-Kaufmann and three richly-illustrated essays place Esch’s photography in the art-historical tradition of the panorama, dating back to antiquity. Further commentary by Oliver Bennett explores the history of urban development.
Karin Rehn-Kaufmann is Director of Leica Galleries.
Oliver Bennett is the author of Home Grown (2007) and contributor to Creative Review, Design Week, The Independent, and The Twentieth Century Society.
Artist and writer Michael Collins is Visiting Professor of Photography at the University of Suffolk and writes for Granta, The Financial Times and The Guardian.
Wolfgang Filser is Professor of Archeology at the Winckelmann Institute of the Humboldt University in Berlin.
Hans-Georg Esch, also known as HGEsch, completed a classic photographic training and has been working as a freelance architectural photographer for national and international architectural offices since 1989. In addition to commissioned work, he has developed his own independent portfolio and established the HGEsch Photography studio for architecture photography and film. Esch has been supported by Leica for several years. He lives and works in Hennef / City of Blankenberg.
Website: www.hgesch.de Instagram: @hgeschphotography