Over the centuries, Copenhagen has inspired both visual artists and writers. The art historian, Bente Scavenius and the literary critic, Bo Tao Michaëlis have selected 75 of the best images and 75 of the best texts with Copenhagen as a common theme - and put them together so that they complement each other.
City pictures do not just present the artists' and writers' depictions of the city – Scavenius and Michaëlis also analyze the works in a larger context. In this way, they tell a new story about Copenhagen – a story of consciousness that shows different times' views of the city and the people in it.
From Adam Oehlenschläger, HC Andersen and Søren Kierkegaard to Tove Ditlevsen, Klaus Rifbjerg and Michael Strunge and to younger writers such as Naja Marie Aidt, Helle Helle and Amalie Smith. Among the artists you will find CW Eckersberg, Vilhelm Hammershøi and Edvard Weie as well as living artists such as Michael Kvium, Erik A. Frandsen, John Kørner, Tal R, Julie Nord and HuskMitNavn
Bo Tao Michaëlis (b. 1948) is a writer and author of a number of books. He has
since 1990 has been a literary and cultural critic at the daily newspaper Politiken.
Dimensions: H: 26.6 x W: 21.8 x D: 3.8 cm
Authors: Bente Scavenius / Bo Tao Michaëlis
Publisher: Strandberg Publishing