Genève: Libraire "Atar" No date. Softcover. Folio. 62 (1)pp., 2 plates. Original cream stiff wraps with figurative gravure embossed on front cover, red and black lettering, protected by modern mylar, in gray cardboard portfolio with string ties, protected by modern mylar. Mounted to verso of front cover is the author's carte de visit with handwritten note.
Monograph highlighting Jean Jaquet's work as a sculptor and architect of magnificent residences, satisfying the desire for a more luxurious life in early 18th century Geneva, that was developing into an intellectual center, attracting more and more elite guests. A student of Augustin Pajou, Jaquet was seen as embodying the French genius when it came to sumptuous interiors. Jaquet's rare quality was to design an entire work and than execute it; putting his hand to the smallest details which contributed to the harmony and charm of the whole, making him a sought after artist to work with.
The monograph is illustrated with numerous in-text b/w offset reproductions of photographs of luxurious residences, exteriors and interiors, including decorative details, busts, and drawings. With two additional plates depicting the salon du Chateau de Cartigny and a portrait of Jean Jaquet. Contains table of illustrations at rear. Laid in are two fine original photographs (app. 9 x 7") of Jean Jaquet interiors, protected by modern mylar. Front cover of portfolio expertly repaired with some sunning along edges. Monograph slightly age-toned with signature pages 51–58 slightly loosened but attached. Portfolio in fair, wraps and interior in very good condition. fair to vg. Item #47208