For the first time, a book gathers all the photographic
incunabula – daguerreotypes and calotypes – made by the major protagonists of
the early days of photography before and during the restoration works of the
Paris cathedral conducted by Viollet-le-Duc and Lassus between 1839 and 1860.
Photos by Daguerre, Talbot, Bayard, Lerebours, Girault de Prangey, Martens, Le
Secq, Le Gray, Baldus, Nègre , Mestral, Marville, les Frères Bisson.