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Publication date: Tuesday 27th April 2010

Gargoyles and Shadows

A view of Paris from the Galerie des Chimères on Notre Dame de Paris.
A view of Paris from the Galerie des Chimères on Notre Dame de Paris.

Gothic Architecture and 19th-Century Photography 

7 January - 16 May 2010

Architecture, Room 128a
Free admission

Drawing on the V&A's rich holdings of 19th-century photographs, this display examines the relationship that developed between photography and architectural practice in the 19th century and explores how photography facilitated the re-discovery of an idealised past. The display also addresses the role played by photography in the recording of buildings before demolition and its use as a tool for preserving the national architectural heritage.

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