Weisses Heiligtum, by Keiichi Yamada, Tokyo, author and publisher, 1966. 64 pages of full page black and white photographs, 9 pages of appendix—in Japanese, titles and subtitles translated into German. The book is divided into two parts of about equal size: 1) The Alps of Japan, 2) The Alps of Europe. Part one will probably be of greater interest to the American reader because of the novelty of the subject. The pictures of part two are rather familiar, featuring the mountains around Zermatt with a few photographs added of the Mont Blanc Group and the Bernese Oberland. The pictures are of good composition and excellent quality, mostly aerial photographs. Snow and ice dominate the scenery as one might expect from the title of the book: “White Sanctuary”. The photographs are followed by an index of subjects and an appendix offering comments on photographic equipment, data, aircraft used, pilots and the dangers and pleasures of aerial photography.
Horst von Hennig