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Konrad Türst: De situ confoederatorum descriptio [1495/97] ICHC2007 22nd International Conference on the History of Cartography, Berne, July 8-13, 2007 22. Internationale Konferenz zur Geschichte der Kartographie, Bern, 8.-13. Juli 2007 22e Congrès International de l'Histoire de la Cartographie, Berne, 8-13 juillet 2007 Logo ICHC2007

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6.3  Exhibitions
 
Thursday, July 12, 2007, 18:30-20:30
 
Swiss Alpine Museum
Helvetiaplatz 4, Berne
 
Building mountains:
the art of relief models: on the trail of Xaver Imfeld
 
The "Building mountains" exhibition at the Swiss Alpine Museum recounts the adventures met while surveying and representing the Alps - suitable for adults and children. Graphic explanations and educational methods illustrate the passage from the two-dimensional map to the 3D relief model. You will discover a craft where art and the knowledge of nature meet. Using original maps, panoramas, relief models and letters, a part of the exhibition focuses on the life and work of Xaver Imfeld (1853-1909), Switzerland's most renowned creator of panoramas and relief models, cartographer and engineer of his time. He produced more than twenty sheets of the "Siegfried map", drew over forty Alpine panoramas and constructed thirteen relief models of the Alps.
 
Responsible: Susanne Grieder, Anette Gehrig in collaboration with Klara Spichtig
 
The special exhibition at the Swiss Alpine Museum is open from June 29, 2007, until February 10, 2008.
 
Further reading:
Mair, Toni; Grieder, Susanne: Das Landschaftsrelief: Symbiose von Wissenschaft und Kunsthandwerk. Baden: hier + jetzt, 2006. 176 pp. ISBN 978-3-03919-037-9.
Cavelti Hammer, Madlena ... [et al.]: Xaver Imfeld, 1853-1909, Meister der Alpentopografie. Sarnen: von Ah Druck, 2006. 191 pp. ISBN 978-3-9522809-4-2.
 
Additional information:
»  www.alpinesmuseum.ch
»  www.xaverimfeld.ch
 

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