What The Copibook Saw

A time-lapse sequence of the scanning of a copy of the second volume of a Ph.D. thesis by George Gordon from 1971, “The Status Areas Of Edinburgh: A Historical Analysis“, through the viewing screen of a Copibook.

This study is concerned with examining the evolution of status areas in the context of Edinburgh. Status areas were defined in three period analyses in 1855, 1914 and 1962…

This document was chosen because vol. ii gathered together all of the images and charts, whilst vol. i was all text*, making the film more visually straightforward..

*Vol. i has yet to be scanned, so the actual content has no
 context, and will be deserving of a more fulsome overview 
 in due course.


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