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Brutal Baroque: An Ode To Midcentury Modern Churches
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: French photographer Fabrice Fouillet
traveled across Europe photographing some of the most important examples of postwar churches, creating a catalogue of the spaces called Corpus Christi
.One image--and architect--articulates the stories behind this era of architecture. Guillaume Gillet, the architect of the remarkable Brutalist cathedral, Notre Dame de Royan, was imprisoned by the Germans only seven years before he started work on the church. While being held in a camp, he worked with other prisoners to create the famed French Chapel, a tiny room underneath the roof of their barracks decorated with exquisite religious murals.