L’arsenal de Brest, la mémoire enfouie

Photographies 1860-1914

L’arsenal de Brest, la mémoire enfouie

Photographies 1860-1914
The passage of the Navy’s sail to steam in the middle of the nineteenth century requires arsenals, such as Brest, to transform. The Minister, in Paris, is informed of the military activity through the production of photographic workshops ports. Function is essentially documentary photographs taken, although the anonymous authors have benefited from the austere architecture of the arsenal to construct images of great formal rigor.
Far from the only load a nostalgic industrial urbanism disappeared, these photographs question the memory of the city and the country. Strolling through the arsenal, the man draws a map around the Penfeld, and reveals how the city is laid in the nineteenth century. This imprint inspired approach of this book, the photographs are deployed along the river from one bank to the other, to identify the different activity centers involved in the life of the arsenal.
Texts cross analysis of the historiangeographer to those of specialist photography. Extracts from archival photographs to accompany imagine this populous hive of thousands of men.
Coproducer
Musée de la Marine - DMPA
Released
06/06/2013
Collection
Hors Collection
Format
280 x 230
Relié couverture cartonnée
100 photos duotone + Panoramic 80 x 22 cm
112 pages
ISBN : 978-2-35046-287-5
Press review
Daniel Le Couédic
Architect and historian, professor at the University of Western Brittany, where he heads the research laboratory of the Institute of Géoarchitecture, Daniel Le Couëdic is an active member of the Institute and especially the Art and Architecture section. He is the author of several books including The architects and the idea Breton (1994), Ar Seiz Breur (1923-1947), with JY Veillard (2000) and public and urban design (2008) Art.
Angelina Meslem
Specialist in the history of photography, responsible for the collection of photographs at the National Museum of the Marine, Angelina Meslem assured several curated exhibitions including Suez and the desired transformation of the landscape (2007 first edition of PHOTOQUAI) From Brest in Terre Adélie (2008) and Marines. Document at work (2010, Month of Photography).