The Rough Guide to Switzerland is the ultimate guide to the country where tourism as we know it first took off. The Alpine landscape that so entranced Thomas Cook´s pioneering group of package tourists in 1863 still draws tourists in their millions. Whether you´re looking to check out the 365 days-per-year snowboarding scene in Zermatt, wander the medieval streets of exceptionally preserved Bern or sleep on the straw in a Valais farm, you´ll find plenty of insight and advice from our team of expert authors. Beyond the hinterlands, we uncover the surprisingly dynamic alternative scene in Switzerland´s cities, its cutting-edge contemporary galleries and myriad film, music and design festivals, not to mention the scientists at CERN attempting to discover the neutron-sized building-blocks of our universe in the world´s biggest experiment. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Switzerland.
A celebration of the opening of the new Museum of Fine Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland, exploring the creation of one of Europe´s foremost art centers. October 2019 marks a milestone for the Museum of Fine Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland, with its long-awaited reopening in a new site: a striking contemporary building from the award-winning Italian and Catalan architects Barozzi Veiga. An art center within the heart of one of Switzerland´s most beautiful cities, this space will house the museum´s prestigious collection of over 11,000 works, from eighteenth-century pieces to contemporary art. Edited and authored by the well-known architecture expert Philip Jodidio, this book is dedicated to the ambitious project of rehousing a collection that was begun in 1841. With 150 photographs and drawings that illuminate an enormous undertaking, this volume provides a detailed insight into the different phases of design and construction, and the creation of an art complex that will later include museums of photography and design created by the Portuguese architects Aires Mateus.
While cotton was a world-changing good in the early modern period, for producers, merchants, and consumers, it was but one of many different fabrics. This volume explores this dichotomy by contextualizing cotton within its contemporary culture of textiles. In doing, it focuses on a long, under-researched region: the German-speaking world, particularly Switzerland, which transformed into one of the most prolific European regions for the production of printed cottons in the eighteenth century. Sixteen contributions investigate the (globally entangled) history of Indiennes, silk, wool, and embroideries, giving new insights into the manufacturing, marketing, and consumption of textiles between 1500 and 1900.
Arguably the most loved type family ever since its creation in 1957 at the Haas Type Foundry in Switzerland, Helvetica has legions of devoted fans; from city governments and transit agencies worldwide, to universities and museums. It has been used in projects for: ABC, American Apparel, Apple, BMW, McDonald´s and NASA amongst others. This seventh volume in the well-received I Love Type series from Victionary has been eagerly awaited since the series was first announced, and does not disappoint - featuring the best contemporary design projects using Helvetica.
The development of osseointegrated implants represents one of the most important breakthroughs in contemporary dental practice in oral rehabilitation of partially or fully edentulous patients. Based on the pioneering work of Brånemark (University of Gothenburg, Sweden) and Schroeder (University of Berne, Switzerland), who first proposed the concept of osseointegration or functional ankylosis, respectively, implant dentistry has subsequently seen some major advances particularly in the past two decades. Since the introduction of osseointegrated implants for the restoration of missing or lost teeth, treatment options for the partially or fully edentulous patients have expanded exponentially. The goal of modern implant therapy entails more than just the successful osseointegration of the implant. A successful result must also include an esthetic and functional restoration surrounded by stable peri-implant tissue levels that are in harmony with the existing dentition.
With ´´The Techniques of Trombone Playing”, Mike Svoboda has written a book conceived as a valuable guide for composers and trombonists.It familiarises composers with contemporary trombone techniques and shows how to put them to creative use. Furthermore it helps trombonists to view and employ their versatile instrument as a multi-functional sound generator.Together with composer Michel Roth, Mike Svoboda explores what might today be called ´´the unlimited expansion of new performance possibilities”: micro-intervals, multiphonics and the combination of the trombone sound with the human voice – all accurately described and illustrated with many annotated music examples.• Includes many tables and music examples on the basics and expanded techniques of trombone playing• Practical information on mutes, repertoire, etc.• With 92 sound files and 5 newly composed études which can be downloaded from the Bärenreiter websiteThe authorsSince September 2007 Mike Svoboda has been professor of trombone and contemporary chamber music at the Basel Academy of Music (Switzerland). Of formative importance to his artistic development was his nearly 11-year collaboration with Karlheinz Stockhausen in the 1980s and 1990s. His exchanges with Stockhausen and other composers, such as Peter Eötvös, Beat Furrer, Helmut Lachenmann, Wolfgang Rihm and Frank Zappa, allowed him to premiere more than 400 works over the last 30 years.Michel Roth is professor of composition and music theory at the Basel Academy of Music and a member of their research department. As a composer, he has been a regular guest at various international music festivals and more recently particularly in the area of music theatre. Numerous radio and CD productions document his compositional output for which he has also been awarded the composition prize by Music Viva, Munich. In addition Roth also researches and publishes on subjects concerned with music and art theory.
This third volume of Maugham´s stories, introduced and selected by the author himself, contains the celebrated series about Ashenden, a secret service agent in WWI. Based on Maugham´s own experiences with the British Intelligence service in Switzerland, the stories are vignettes in which he dramatizes both the romance and absurdity of espionage as well as its ruthlessness and brutality. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.