- “In Stone Age: Ancient Castles of Europe, writer and photographer Frédéric Chaubin has set out to disrupt the familiar stereotypes, using prose and photography to link the medieval with the Modernist.”
- “Frédéric Chaubin’s highly stylized and romantic photographs bring attention to atypical examples of architecture…”
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A Legacy in Stone
Castles and fortresses of medieval Europe
Building on the success of his foray into Soviet design with CCCP, Chaubin once again documents the afterlife of highly rational structures that seem out of place in a modern-day world. Precursors of Brutalism, these castles value function over form and epitomize the raw materials and shapes that would go on to define so much of architectural history.
Shot on film with a Linhof view camera, the collection is the outcome of five years of travel and investigation. Complete with a practical map and explanatory essay, its castles tell the story of 400 years, unfolding through the feudal Middle Ages into the 15th century.
A photographic study of decay as much as endurance, Stone Age traces the history of some of these singular structures that continue to enchant their audiences today and that occupy a distinct, mystical place in our collective imagination.
The photographer and author
Frédéric Chaubin has been, for twenty years, editor-in-chief of the French lifestyle magazine Citizen K. Since 2000 he has regularly featured works combining text and photography. His CCCP collection research was carried out from 2003 to 2010 and published in 2011. During the last five years, he has been dedicating himself to the Stone Age project.
Frédéric Chaubin. Stone Age. Ancient Castles of EuropeHardcover, 26 x 34 cm, 3.52 kg, 416 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-8501-9Edition: English, French, German