Illustrations of urban rural change by Jorg Muller & Heinz Ledergerber
Does anyone know about a sequence of pictures depicting two themes - the
changing city and the changing countryside?
Prints of them have been hanging in the corridors of our building - The
School of Public Policy at Birmingham University - since the late 1970s.
I frequently show them to my students as a preamble to a day looking at
transport issues but I haven't been able to find any versions on the web
though two books about urban and rural change are available for about £90
each at Amazon - which makes them very dear I know, but they are superb
illustrations of the havoc wreaked on the environment by the arrival and
spread of tarmac and the surrender of urban public spaces to motorised
Jörg Müller & Heinz Ledergerber ISBN 3-7941-1499-X
Publishers: 1976 Sauerländer AG, Aarau/Switzerland
Here's the only example I could find:
The Changing City by Jorg Muller 1 Used & New from £88.25 Paperback -
(January 1, 1977) Reading level: Ages 9-12 Synopsis: Based on a study of
large Swiss and German cities but applicable to the United States, eight
full-color, fold-out pictures portraying the same section of a city between
1953 and 1976 graphically detail the process of urban decay.
The pictures we've got on display are certainly not just for 9-12 year olds!