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is the Consulting Curator of Decorative Arts for the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Maryland. He was previously the Curator of Decorative Arts for the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the Curator of Collections and Coordinator of Education for Boscobel Restoration, Inc. Abbott is coauthor, with Elaine Rice, of Designing Camelot: The Kennedy Restoration of the White House. A graduate of Vassar College and the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, he is a lecturer in the field of decorative arts, specializing in the history of presidential taste and 20th-century design.

JANSEN

JAMES ARCHER ABBOTT

20TH CENTURY DECORATORS SERIES E DITED

BY

JANSEN BY

P

JANSEN

M ITCHELL OWENS

JAMES ARCHER ABBOTT

FORTHCOMING

Ruby Ross Wood BY

M I T C H E L L OW E N S

Syrie Maugham BY

P AU L I N E C. M E T C A L F

in Paris by Dutch entrepreneur Jean-Henri Jansen in

1880, the firm eventually opened offices or boutiques in

Buenos Aires, London, Cairo, Alexandria, Havana, and

New York, as well as Prague, São Paolo, Rome, Milan, and Geneva.

last French Bourbon kings. This regal taste would

become its hallmark. Designer Stéphane Boudin, who led

JA M E S A R C H E R A B B OT T

Jansen from 1936 to 1961 and whose name was virtually

interchangeable with his firm, established what became

the internationally recognized Jansen look: a skillful

melding of 18th-century palace historicism, country house subtleties, and 1920s Hollywood theatrics.

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presents a detailed history of this cele-

brated house with project profiles of some of the 20th

COLETTE ANTHON

century’s most prominent interior design commissions.

Included in this volume are rooms for the Duke and

McMillen BY

interior decorating house of the 20th century. Founded

the 18th-century neoclassical styles associated with the

John Fowler BY

Maison Jansen was the most famous and influential

the design house became renowned for its adoption of

JA M E S A R C H E R A B B OT T

BY

of international society, and the occasional dictator,

“modern” or “reform” aesthetic throughout its existence,

P E N N Y S PA R K E

Jansen

ATRONIZED BY CAPTAINS OF INDUSTRY, LEADERS

Although Maison Jansen continuously promoted a

Elsie de Wolfe BY

JAMES ARCHER ABBOTT

Duchess of Windsor, the Shah and Shahbanou of Iran,

ANN PYNE

and President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy, for whom

Billy Baldwin

Jansen renovated and redecorated the White House.

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