Edited by Jean Leveque, Antoinette Berveiller & Gerard Bonal. Foreword by G. Van Der Kemp.
Societe d'Etudes et de Publications Economiques. France. 1971. First edition. Hardback; blue cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. 240 pages. Illustrated throughout in colour and monochrome. French and English. 285 x 255mm. 1.7kg. . Near fine, in near fine dust jacket; slight shelf wear, a short 1cm closed tear to top edge of front jacket neatly repaired with tape to verso, slight ruflling to top edge; inscription to front free endpaper, perhaps from Geneviève Jane de Mure, later owner of Maison Jansen.
A well-preserved copy of the classic and highly sought-after first book on Maison Jansen , the Paris-based international decorating firm. The book covers the history of the firm from its founding in 1880, through Stephane Boudin's presidency from the 1920s to 60s, and into the modern era. Jansen's trademark European style of antiques with a frequent contemporary twist is generously illustrated with an international range of projects. The book is broken down into separate chapters for each type of room, plus chapters on offices, hotels, palaces, panelling and trompe-l'oeil, and the Jansen workshops.