Edited by Jean Leveque, Antoinette Berveiller & Gerard Bonal. Foreword by G. Van Der Kemp.
France. Societe d'Etudes et de Publications Economiques. 1971. First edition. Blue cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. 240 pages. Illustrated throughout in colour and monochrome. 285 x 255mm (11¼ x 10"). 1.7kg. . French and English. Near fine, in very good dust jacket; light shelf wear, light rubbing to edges, laminate on rear jacket beginning to lift towards spine, no tears.
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.