A folding screen featuring views of Osaka castle town in Schloss Eggenberg
From time to time, Japanese works of art are re-discovered in Europe that one can describe as simply sensational. One of these is a folding screen, which survived unrecognised for over 250 years as wall decoration in the Japanese Cabinet at Schloss Eggenberg. This volume makes new discoveries available to a German-speaking public for the first time.
This book is the first to look at Schloss Eggenberg from the very personal perspective of its builder, Prince Hans Ulrich von Eggenberg, who envisaged the building as a huge allegory. An allegorical scheme was accordingly drawn up for the architecture and the interiors, so as to make Schloss Eggenberg a portrayal of the universe in stone.