Study Grant: Desprez's works in park of Haga
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Piper Study Grant will focus more on
the work of Desprez as an architect than as theatre designer. In
1994, the photographer Kristofer Thessman was commissioned by
Gilbert Blin to undertake a study of the gardens at Haga
focusing on Desprez's architectural works there. What emerged
was a stunning set of photographs that have been viewed only
privately but which cry out for a wider audience. The object of
this project is to provide an accompanying narrative to form the
basis of an exhibition and/or possible publication.
A french responsible of the project
among the Academy would be required to make a link between that
student and Kristopher Thessman and assess the possibility of an
exhibition and a publication.
Who was Piper ?
To accompany a photographic work
already existing about the work of Desprez in Haga, a
documentary research about the exact impact of Desprez on the
park is necessary. Piper (1746-1824) is considered as the most
famous Swedish landscape architect. His principal work is the
park of Haga, designed for Gustav III from 1780 to 1792. Desprez
collaborated closely with Piper and a large amount of his
architectural works is still visible today.
Read also below.
Description of the project "Desprez