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Monte Verità (1900–) By Baur, Simon

DOI: 10.4324/0123456789-REM1781-1
Published: 26/04/2018
Retrieved: 13 June 2024, from


During the first two decades of the 20th century, Monte Verità, a hill on the west side of Ascona in southern Switzerland, was the site of a ‘life-reform’ movement. An unprejudiced rural population made it possible for activists, writers, and artists to establish a non-hierarchical social model. The goal was to create community models of the future in the field of diverse reform movements. Monte Verità translates as ‘Mountain of Truth’.

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