Category: Modern Age

12. April 2018

Modern Age | Technology

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A new view of the world

Every era has its mass media. The peep box in the 18th century marked the start of the development of modern visual media.

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5. April 2018

Modern Age | Economy

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Smuggling between Switzerland and Italy

Smugglers operated between Ticino and Italy using dogs and submarines. The fascinating tales of smuggling from southern Switzerland.

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28. February 2018

Modern Age | Technology

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An ingenious timekeeper

In 1594, the brilliant Swiss clockmaker Jost Bürgi built a celestial globe incorporating the new calendar for the German Kaiser.

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12. February 2018

20th / 21st century | Series: Swiss Graphic Design

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The bitter something

The success story of Schweppes began more than 200 years ago in Switzerland. In 1972, Reinhart Morscher broke new ground with his advertising graphics for this exclusive British beverage. The graphic artist born on 11 February 1938 would have turned 80 yesterday.

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Darstellung eines Bauerntanzes auf einer Spanischsuppenschüssel aus der Glocken- und Geschützgiesserei Füssli, um 1600

11. January 2018

Modern Age | Food

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From Spanish soup to potpourri

Spanish soup was once the ultimate in Sunday meals. This stew was cooked and served in bronze tureens. The dish and its tureen have disappeared from our culinary consciousness. Only a few robust museum pieces and the foreign word potpourri remain.

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