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The Languages of Switzerland

The division of Switzerland in Roman provinces, second century. Fondation Gianadda, Martigny. Photo: TES.

Lake dwellers, Celts, Romans, Alamanni: the names are familiar to the territory of Switzerland. The exhibition  ’Archaeology in Switzerland’ gives a view of their archaeological remains, accomplishments and value systems. The items on display show the journey from the first unknown settlers to the arrival of the Celtic tribes since 1000 BC. The Celtic tribes … Read more » “The Languages of Switzerland”

The Giacometti Dynasty

Stampa, place of birth of Alberto Giacometti. Photo: Wikipedia.

The Giacometti Centre (Centro Giacometti)  in the village Stampa in the valley of Bergell (Val Bregaglia), canton of Grisons, tells the story of the Giacometti family. One of the crucial factors that shaped the artistic development of these artists was the cosmopolitan, open and bilingual (Italian-German) culture of the region. Many inhabitants worked in other … Read more » “The Giacometti Dynasty”

The roots of Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier, Une petite maison, Vevey, 1923. Photo: Wikipedia.

Unesco has added 17 projects by the Swiss-born architect Charles-Edouard Jeanneret (1887-1965) to the World Heritage List. The objects are in Germany, France, India, Switzerland, Argentina and Belgium. Le Corbusier,  a pseudonym, is one of the greatest architects of the 20th century, and his works have had a considerable impact and demonstrate significant technical and … Read more » “The roots of Le Corbusier”