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Frédéric Chaubin. Stone Age. Ancient Castles of Europe

Hardcover, 10.2 x 13.4 in., 7.75 lb, 416 pages
US$ 70
Multilingual Edition:
English, French, German
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Follow photographer Frédéric Chaubin as he embarks on a unique, century-spanning journey through Europe. Featuring images of more than 200 buildings in 21 countries, Stone Age presents the history and architecture of the most dramatic medieval castles of the continent in an unprecedented collection.

Customer reviews (5)

A Legacy in Stone

Castles and fortresses of medieval Europe
Follow photographer Frédéric Chaubin as he embarks on a unique, century-spanning journey through Europe. Featuring images of more than 200 buildings in 21 countries, Stone Age presents the history and architecture of the most dramatic medieval castles of the continent in an unprecedented collection.

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 Europe
Hardcover, 10.2 x 13.4 in., 7.75 lb, 416 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-8501-9
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German

Customer reviews (5)

Oozes quality

Paul, October 27, 2021
Heavyweight, big format presentation makes the photographic imagery jump off the page. Highly recommended.

EXTRAORDINARIO

David Pérez, October 27, 2021
Soy un amante de los castillos y tengo varios libros sobre ellos. Me apetecía tener uno bien editado y con fotos de calidad para poder mostrarlo encima de una mesa de centro en el salón de una casa de campo.

El libro comprado cumple de sobras y me gusta hojearlo y recrearme con esas maravillas de la arquitectura.

Amazing amusement page by page

Csaba, October 27, 2021
I really want to be the Monarch of either of these fine creations of medieval engineering and art and taste.

Some of them will definitely deserve a visit

Pier Paolo, October 27, 2021
Wonderful book as usual, full of fantastic photos and revealing a wide number of Castles around Europe. Some of them will definitely deserve a visit.

Ideal purchase for our modern age

Eivind, October 27, 2021
Looking back at the dreamscapes makes us feel we are a part of a time machine! Great photographs and lots of pictures inside!
Frédéric Chaubin. Stone Age. Ancient Castles of Europe
Frédéric Chaubin.
Stone Age.
Ancient Castles of Europe
US$ 70
Frédéric Chaubin. Stone Age. Ancient Castles of Europe