Author: Andersen, Tage
Language: Danish / English
No. of pages: 168
Illustrations: 186 Color Illustrations. 5 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 11”x 7 1/2”
When the artist Tage Andersen acquired the manor and lands built by Jonathan Printz, the former governor of new Sweden (who was given the land by Queen Kristina), he utterly transformed it. He designed magnificently defined garden rooms, a reflection pool with topiary trees, a meadow of tall grass interspersed with thousands of lilies and peonies of all colors, an immense glass house built for musical soirees, camellias and pomegranate trees, and richly built enclosures that frame the surrounding grounds.The landscape is dramatic, with a ravine, a brook, a looming spruce forest and verdant pastures where Tage’s heirloom breeds of livestock graze: sheep, goats, pigs and cows, and his special breeds of hens. Inside the manor, the interior is partly new but the wall colorings are of the Baroque, and furniture designed by Tage himself is shown together with art made by his friends, often inspired by the 16th and 17th centuries. This gorgeous book thoroughly conveys the experience of the place- where art, interior design, flowers and nature come together as one to inspire and give fuel to the operatic, musical and ballet performances given there; a place that gives nourishment to all the senses and leaves a lasting impression that stays with the visitor forever.