Wien von Oben
How can we grasp Vienna in its entirety? Attempts to get a visual handle on this ever-growing city have fascinated us for centuries – whether in the form of classic panoramas, bird’s-eye views, postcards, or city maps. Yet maps and panoramas exist in a productive field of tension between the demands of completeness and fragmentation, between making visible and concealing, be tween orientation and control. In all cases, the result is not a depiction of “real” territory, but rather an idealized model, image, or vision of the city.