‘Stone and Candle’ is a long-term photographic project examining the ancient monasteries of Armenia. The publication covers forty monastic structures, distributed over the entire country, and several in the disputed territory of Artsakh, with the majority dating from the 4th century to 13th century.
These monasteries, some of the earliest of the Christian world, were centers of education, where art and science flourished. They stand here as timeless monuments of faith, devoid of crowds, open to the winds, and silent.
In search of a spiritual dimension in monumental human constructions, photographer team Ted & Nune travel to remote places and conduct studies of humanity, architecture and industry. Since 2015, they have produced and exhibited several internationally recognized projects in Armenia, Russia, Japan and the US.
From the preface by Arà Zarian: “Stone and Candle, a photographic journey conceived by the couple Ted Andreasian and Nune Karamyan, is an ode to the Armenian landscape, Christian architectural creations, and to the magnificent churches that were skillfully carved out of stone and assembled over the course of centuries… This photographic book of Armenian churches imparts two key impressions: the harmonious synergy between these places of worship and the natural world, and the unique impression of the majestic white snow veil, which, like nshkhar (sacramental bread) and manna, descends from the milky sky to spread over the highlands and monasteries.”
Ted & Nune
Stone & Candle - Armenian Monasteries
Texts by Ted & Nune, preface by Arà Zarian
Designed by Kehrer Design (Benjamin Wolbergs)
hardcover, 30 x 24 cm, 112 pages, 86 color illustrations.
English, ISBN 978-3-96900-109-7, € 39.90