Who was Friedrich Nietzsche? A misogynist, an intellectual precursor of the Nazis, a madman? A special exhibition in Basel asks questions like these and shows original letters and rare first prints of this often misunderstood philosopher.

Übermensch – Friedrich Nietzsche and His Afterlife

Who was Friedrich Nietzsche? A misogynist, an intellectual precursor of the Nazis, a madman? A special exhibition in Basel asks questions like these and shows original letters and rare first prints of this often misunderstood philosopher.

Have you ever wondered why the noble ladies and gentlemen of the Baroque period, who are usually arrogantly staring at us from paintings in castles and museums, are wearing huge wigs? It was fashionable, of course. But why did it come into fashion? The disgusting answer is: syphilis.

A Venereal Disease Determines a Fashion Trend

Have you ever wondered why the noble ladies and gentlemen of the Baroque period, who are usually arrogantly staring at us from paintings in castles and museums, are wearing huge wigs? It was fashionable, of course. But why did it come into fashion? The disgusting answer is: syphilis.

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Bookophile

About us

Bookophile is the idea of Jürg Conzett and Ursula Kampmann. It was born in the MoneyMuseum’s newly built library, out of a common thought about how we could transmit our love of books to others.

Bookophile

About us

Bookophile is the idea of Jürg Conzett and Ursula Kampmann. It was born in the MoneyMuseum’s newly built library, out of a common thought about how we could transmit our love of books to others.