A Suburban Bird's Eye View

<em>Metropolis</em> presents a slideshow of photographs by artist Christoph Gielen, who photographs suburban developments from a helicopter.
January 16, 2010, 7am PST | Nate Berg
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The images in the slideshow offer a look at the pattern-heavy designs of suburban housing developments.

"Christoph Gielen has a unique perspective-literally-on the sprawl that has taken over so much of the American built landscape since the 1960s. As someone who has spent a lot of time in helicopters, looking down on the eerily perfect geometries of the nation's suburbs, the German artist knows just how artificial, and unsustainable, these communities really are."

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Published on Thursday, January 14, 2010 in Metropolis
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