The book that accompanies the exhibition at the Landesmuseum Zürich explores the phenomenon of upheaval and overload that characterized the period prior to the First World War and helps to galvanize our own views. People at the time were bewitched by ‘the new’ and there was a prevailing sense of collective euphoria.

144 pages, 100 illustrations. In German.
Edited by the Swiss National Museum with texts by Juri Steiner, Stefan Zweifel, Philipp Blom and Daniel Binswanger. Published by Scheidegger & Spiess.
ISBN 978-3-85881-428-9, CHF 48

The publication is available at the museum shop and in bookshops or by order at