Photographs of the Ruth and Peter Herzog Collection
For centuries church towers served to make a city’s wealth and power visible for miles around. In the nineteenth century secular buildings began vying with them for attention. Some impressive photographs from the Ruth and Peter Herzog Collection bring that time of technical feats and hopes back to life.
The exhibition presents a selection of 27 photographs (facsimilés) from the period 1840 to 1910. This was an epoch defined by industrialization, inventiveness and belief in progress,
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