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Montsalvat
Author: Sigmund Jorgensen

ISBN: 9781743312728
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1 September 2014
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 17.5
Description:
The colourful history of the legendary Melbourne artists' colony, Montsalvat, and the story of its founder Justus Jorgensen as told by his son.

In the legend of King Arthur and the knights of the round table Montsalvat is the home of the Holy Grail. Australia's Montsalvat is an artists' colony in Eltham, established by the architect and artist Justus Jorgensen in 1934. It is home to over a dozen buildings, houses and halls built out of local stone, recycled timbers and rammed earth and set amongst richly established gardens on 12 acres of land on the outskirts of Melbourne.

The colony of Montsalvat is a testament to the vision and work of Jorgensen, his family and friends and its detailed history reflects the lives of those people. But it is more than a set of beautiful buildings - it is a place steeped in the art and culture of Melbourne. And to walk around its grounds is to step into a bygone world where such a grand plan seemed more achievable.

Perhaps that is why Montsalvat has created its own myths and legends. In addition to Jorgensen and his family, among the artists, intellectuals, tradespeople ...

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