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AIPAD 2012: From Sermons in Stones to Monsters of Modernity    Mar 28 - Apr 1, 2012

JAMES HYMAN PHOTOGRAPHY is delighted to present a specially curated exhibition for AIPAD Photography Show 2012 (Park Avenue Armory, 29 March - 01 April, 2012).

From Sermons in Stones to Monsters of Modernity: Early French Photography and the Church brings together two of the greatest achievements of Western civilisation: Gothic architecture and the invention of photography.

The exhibition title references the religious significance of the portal programmes of Gothic cathedrals with their multiple biblical scenes as well as the gargoyles of Notre Dame that were the mid-nineteenth century invention of Viollet-le-Duc.

The exhibition traces the ways in which the great Gothic churches and cathedrals of France were placed at the heart of their work by the most important French photographers of the 1840s and 1850s.

The artists presented will include Edouard Baldus, Edmond Bacot, Hippolyte Bayard, Bisson Frères, Ange Mailand, Pierre Manguin, Charles Nègre, Emile Pecarrere (Em. Pec.), Henri Le Secq, Varin Frères.

The exhibition is accompanied by a new book on the subject with an essay by James Hyman.

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