The history of modern Scandinavian pipe-making started in Denmark in the middle of the last century. The evolution since has been amazing and is something of a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. Andersson has had the privilege to follow this evolution for several decades and has met most of the pipemakers involved in it.
The Author, Jan Andersson
In this extensively illustrated book, he masterfully weaves the stories of more than 50 pipemakers, some old and experienced, others quite new to the trade. From the Ivarsson Family to Bo Nordh to Jess Chonowitsch to Tom Eltang, Andersson tells the story of each craftsman knowingly and with great admiration. Jan has effectively catalogued the modern-day history of a movement of pipemakers from a distinct geography that which has contributed so much to the well-being of pipemen everywhere good taste prevails, be he a collector or, indeed, of that rarefied breed known today, quaintly as the pipe-smoker.
With Andersson's colorful portrayal of these craftsmen, their enthusiasm and creativity is indicative that the evolution of exquisite Scandinavian pipe-making may yet carry forward on to the next century. With an introduction by Rick Newcombe.
||An enchanted day|
||The Ivarsson Family|
||Poul Rasmussen and Anne Julie|
||Pipemakers in Copenhagen|
Bang - Per Hansen and Ulf Noltensmeier
Søren Refbjerg Rasmussen
||Pipemakers in Roskilde|
Peder Neerup Jeppesen
Bent "Benner" Nielsen
||Pipemakers on the Isle of Zealand|
Emil and Jess Chonowitsch
Hans "Former" Nielsen
Lasse Skovgaard Jørgensen
||Pipemaker in Odense|