Prince Eugen's Waldemarsudde : A total artwork
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Prince Eugen s Waldemarsudde, with around 440 000 visitors yearly, is one of Sweden s most visited art museums. This book is the first publication about Waldemarsudde available in both a Swedish and an English edition.
When Prince Eugen bequeathed Waldemarsudde to the Swedish state in 1947, one of the main conditions was that the beautiful total artwork should be administered as a vital cultural image. The former home of landscape painter and cultural persona Prince Eugen and opened up its doors to the public as a museum in 1948.
In this beautiful book Waldemarsudde is presented in all of its colourful spectra. The dominating photographic material takes us on an exciting journey through the art collections, architecture and interiors to the sculptures in the wonderful gardens from an oasis of untouched nature and flourishing flowerbeds to the extensive activities of today. Photographer Yanan Li has captured the place over time and throughout changing seasons, the result is a timeless intimate and beautiful portrait of Prince Eugen s Waldemarsudde.
In fourteen well-informed chapters written by Museum Director General Karin Sidén and Museum Archivist and Librarian Anna Meister the book describes the coherence of nature, art and culture, of history, innovation and the future which makes Prince Eugen s Waldemarsudde a unique, as well as an exceptional place for all senses.
The book is published in collaboration with Prins Eguen s Waldemarsudde and with the support of the following generous benefactors; HM the King, Föreningen Waldemarsuddes Vänner (The Friends of Waldemarsudde Association), The Märta Christina and Magnus Vahlquist Foundation, Konung Gustaf VI Adolfs fond för svensk kultur (The King Gustaf VI Adolf Fund for Swedish Culture) and The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation.