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CaptionThe Walk of Ideas was a set of six sculptures in central Berlin designed by Scholz & Friends[1] for the 2006 FIFA World Cup football event in Germany. The sculptures part of a campaign called Welcome to Germany - the Land of Ideas were put up between 10 March 2006 and 19 May 2006. --- --- --- From the planning stage to the finished pieces the total cost per sculpture lay between 300 000 and 350 000 euros. The sculptures were all built using the modern synthetic material Neopor and coated with a special brilliant white varnish. The production time for each sculpture was roughly two months with the final assembly on site spanning 2–3 days. The installation of the statue "Der moderne Buchdruck" Modern Book Printing took place on April 21 2006 at Bebelplatz opposite Humboldt University. The assembly of this 12.2 metre high object on the street Unter den Linden took three days. --- --- --- A steel structure held 17 different-sized shell segments together; each of them representing a single book. Including the stabilizing ballast weight the tower ended up with an overall weight of 35 tons. --- --- --- The 17 books were stacked on their sides and bore the names of German poets and writers on their spines; Goethe formed the base as the lowermost book. The sculpture was erected in remembrance of Johannes Gutenberg who invented the modern letterpress in Mainz around 1450 and created the first bestseller in history with the Gutenberg Bible.--- --- --- --- --- --- Günter Grass; Hannah Arendt; Heinrich Heine; Martin Luther; Immanuel Kant; Anna Seghers; Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel; The Brothers Grimm; Karl Marx; Heinrich Böll; Friedrich Schiller; Gotthold Ephraim Lessing; Hermann Hesse; Theodor Fontane; Thomas and Heinrich Mann; Bertolt Brecht & Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
HeadlineErected temporarily in remembrance of Johannes Gutenberg who invented the modern letterpress in Mainz around 1450 and created the first bestseller in history with the Gutenberg Bible
KeywordsJohann_Wolfgang_von_Goethe Arthur-Schopenhauer Georg-Wilhelm-Friedrich-Hegel Martin-Luther Immanuel-Kant Thomas-Mann Mainz Bible
Copyright Noticeen.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Johannes_Gutenberg
URLhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johannes_Gutenberg

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