On April 15/16 of last year, Notre-Dame, the great Paris cathedral, was on fire and has since been closed to believers and tourists. On the occasion of the anniversary of the blaze Schirmer Mosel is publishing a picture history of the cathedral that is also a media history of Paris: The book starts with paintings and etchings from the time shortly before the invention of photography. It continues with photographs from the beginnings of architectural photography in the nineteenth century, presenting pictures by pioneers of the medium such as William Henry Fox Talbot, Charles Nègre or Henri Le Secq. Twentieth-century...
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