The city’s history on 135 pages: Sebastian Strombach, architect and comic illustrator, uses a building as an example to tell the story of how Berlin grew from what used to be marshland into the city it is today. With comic sequences and large-format cityscape panoramas covering the time between the Ice Age and the present day, he brings the Berlin Palace, its architecture, symbolism as well as its political significance throughout the centuries to the fore.
Readers learn the eventful past of the building, its inhabitants, and the entire city in a witty, thoughtful, and creative way by taking a stroll through history with the author. On the way, by mixing well-known with lesser-known facts, read about each era’s overarching historical events.
The lovingly made and highly detailed black and white drawings are an unusual approach to discovering the site’s turbulent history.
- author and illustrator: Sebastian Strombach
- published by Urbanophil, 2020
- 28.7 x 21.5 cm
- 135 pages with black and white comic drawings
- only available in German