Art & Photography Books:


Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Here are some other products you might consider...




Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Jansen by James Archer Abbott
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order


Patronised by princes and millionaires, captains of industry, leaders of international society, and the occasional dictator, Maison Jansen became the most famous and influential interior decorating house of the twentieth century. Founded by the Dutch entrepreneur Jean-Henri Jansen in 1880 in Paris, the firm eventually opened offices or boutiques in Buenos Aires, London, Cairo, Alexandria, Havana, and New York as well as Prague, Sao Paolo, Rome, Milan and Geneva. Although Jansen initially promoted "modern" or "reform" design when it was founded - which it continued to do throughout its existence - the firm became renowned for its adoption of the eighteenth-century neoclassical styles associated with the last French Bourbon kings. This regal taste would become a hallmark of the firm. The designer Stephane Boudin (1888-1967), who led Jansen from 1936 to 1961, as its president, and whose name was virtually interchangeable with that of the firm, established what became the internationally recognised Jansen look: a skillful melding of eighteenth-century palace historicism, 1920s Hollywood theatrics, and country house subtleties.
Release date NZ
April 17th, 2006
Edited by Mitchell Owens
Country of Publication
United States
300col & duotone
Acanthus Press,U.S.
Product ID

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...

Buy this and earn 515 Banana Points