In Paris for the Private View of an exhibition I’ve curated at Galerie Gimpel Muller on the Left Bank just off rue de Seine to coincide with Paris Photo.
A conceptual installation involving an architectural intervention, The Book of Stone is inspired by the exhibition The Encyclopaedic Palace at the Venice Biennale (2013) and The Walther Collection. Typology, Taxonomy and Seriality (2014).
The Book of Stone takes its title from the writing of Victor Hugo. It presents three moments in the history of architectural photography to explore the changing ways in which photographers have sought to catalogue, record and order the built environment: one body of work from the mid-nineteenth century, one from the mid-twentieth century and one more recent example.