In 2009, Hamburg-based architectural firm Jastrzembski Kotulla began reconstructing the majestic Herrenhausen Palace, which was levelled in World War II, and restoring it in line with a design by royal builder George Ludwig Friedrich Laves. This book focuses on this palace and gardens.
Bernd Adam is an architectural historian, who developed the plans for the reconstruction of the Laves facade of Herrenhausen Palace. Oliver Herwig is a freelance journalist whose work focuses on contemporary architecture and design. Iris Lauterbach is a research assistant at the Zentralinstitut fur Kunstgeschichte, Munich. Georg Ruppelt is a literary scholar and director of the Gottfried Willhelm Leibniz Library.