January 3, 2013
Architectural ingenuity was, for a long time, literally wedded to the Church, its great sponsor. This patronage continued into the modern period, and the works that came from that seemingly anachronistic marriage—the antagonism between concrete futures and traditional stone and brick, between boisterous forms and contemplative ceremony—are nothing short of dazzling, especially when photographed by Fabrice Fouillet. “Corpus Cristi”, Fouillet’s photo series of soaring postwar houses of worship, captures the lyrical potency when concrete, wood, brick, and stained glass come together. Click through for more photos.