Dick Arentz first established his reputation in the 1970s with his photographs of the American Southwest, and later turned his attention to the southern and central agricultural states. The Grand Tour is informed by these earlier works, but concentrates on the great cities and monuments of European cultures. While Arentz has captured scenes and subjects that appear unchanged from a century ago, his historical connectedness is not a romantic denial of the present in search for an impossibly remote past. Closer examination reveals a subtle but frank acknowledgement of radical changes in both his subjects and the travel experience. - Nur Kurztitelaufnahme 09.2001.