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The Illusion of History: From Meeting the Humanitarian Challenge to Becoming a Nation

Table of content (PDF) »

Part 1: War and the building of nations (PDF) »

  • 1. How did the Franco-Prussian War come to be? g
  • 2. Course of events
  • 3. Deployment of the Bourbaki Army
  • 4. France: from empire to republic
  • 5. Germany: united unter Prussian rule
  • 6. Switzerland: establishing a national identity

Part 2: The internment of the Bourbaki Army in 1871 (PDF) »

  • 1. Touchstone for the Red Cross
  • 2. Humanitarian act
  • 3. Neutrality and internment in 1871
  • 4. Swiss neutrality – then and now
  • 5. Chronological overview of Swiss neutrality
  • 5.1. Internment locations in Switzerland

Part 3: The Zeitgeist (PDF) »

  • 1. Industrialization: the modern war
  • 2. Tourism in Lucerne: to see and be seen

Part 4: History on canvas: The conflict between art and commerce (PDF) »

  • Der Maler Edouard Castres und die Entstehung des Panoramabildes

Teil 5: in Flux: the value of a cultural monument The History of Lucerne’s panorama building and its influence on the circular painting (PDF) »

Teil 6: Quellen-Steinbruch DE (PDF) »

History of Illusion: From Illusive to Immersive Space

Part 1: Historic illusive image spaces (PDF) »

Part 2: Illusion techniques (PDF) »

Part 3: The grand panorama (PDF) »

Panorama technique in film, photography and media art (PDF) »

Visual Need: a city tour along Lucerne’s “Toursim Mile” (PDF) »

Further information (PDF) »


Teil Geschichtsillusionen:
Andrea Huwyler-Bachmann, Historikerin und Kulturvermittlerin
Patrick Deicher, Historiker
Bernadette Burger, Primarlehrerin und ehemalige Museumsleiterin Bourbaki Panorama

Teil Illusionsgeschichten:
Judith Christen, Leiterin Museum Bourbaki Panorama
Patrick Deicher, Konservator/Kurator Bourbaki Panorama

Quellen Steinbruch:
Patrick Deicher, Historiker