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Logården vid Stockholms slott under 1700-talet
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of History.
2010 (Swedish)In: Konsthistorisk Tidskrift, ISSN 0023-3609, E-ISSN 1651-2294, Vol. 79, no 1, 33-54 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

When the old royal castle of Stockholm burnt to the ground in 1697 the archtitect Nicodemus Tessin Jr. could present ground plans for a new palace within only a few months. In them he also planned for a small pleasure garden, Logården. This project, which has never been fully analysed, was a rare example of Tessin planning a garden for an urban environment and it is also interesting since it concerns his major work, the Royal Palace in Stockholm. This article analyses the project with respect to changes to the plan, as well as to patterns copied by and inspiring Tessin, known for his eclectic methods. The investigation demonstrates how his plans were developed into higher confidence and maturity. Originally Logården was planned as a secluded garden but by means of slight transformations Tessin gradually made it more repsentative and connected it to the environing cityscape. Tessin’s plans for Logården were never executed. The second part of the article treats the development of the site in the eighteenth century. The Ropyal Palace was not ready for occupation until 1754 and the construction works continued long after that. Because of the long building time, during which a delicate garden had low priority, a garden parterre was not laid out until 1792. The invention was made by Carl Fredrik Adelcrantz and much simplified compared to Tessin’s plans. Within a decade Logården was rearranged in an English style, and the irregularity was kept until the 1930s, when Ivar Tengbom authored the garden that stands to the present day.

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Taylor & Francis , 2010. Vol. 79, no 1, 33-54 p.
Keyword [en]
Stockholm Royal Palace, garden architecture, Nicodemus Tessin the younger, Carl Fredrik Adelcrantz
Keyword [sv]
Logården, Stockholms slott, trädgårdskonst, Nicodemus Tessin d.y., Carl Fredrik Adelcrantz
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Art History
Research subject
History Of Art
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-38111DOI: 10.1080/00233601003617176OAI: diva2:305958
Available from: 2010-03-25 Created: 2010-03-25 Last updated: 2010-11-17Bibliographically approved

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