Hardcover 16,5 x 24 cm ( 6.5 x 9.5 in.) German First Edition, 2014 Lars Müller Publishers
Villa Monte – die Schule der Kinder (in English: Villa Monte. The School of Children) provides an insight into the daily life of one of the few independent schools teaching in Europe. The book traces the career of former students and documents the unique educational concept with text and images. In an interview with the founders of the school and in two essays the development specialist and pediatrician Remo Largo considers the conditions that enable the children of the Villa Monte to have the right to self-determination and -development. The documentary texts of journalist Ursula Eichenberger and photographic essays of the photographer Beat Streuli complete the picture of this extraordinary atmosphere.