As you walk around Louisiana today, the location of buildings and landscape seems to be firm and unchanging, as if it had always been such. But under the apparently self-evident environment lies an epic story of creation and innovation that goes back to the Napoleonic Wars. The museum now publishes a comprehensive and groundbreaking book, Louisiana – Architecture and Landscape, where the American architect, author and expert on modern Nordic architecture Michael Sheridan tells the story of the museum’s long creation. It is the story of a museum that has grown organically in keeping with the evolution of contemporary art and the vision of the museum’s founder, Knud W. Jensen. Today, everyone wants to be like the museum in Humlebæk – but how did Louisiana become Louisiana?