Oeuvres d'architecture, contentant des edifices publics, des palais, jardins, tombeaux, cariatides, plafonds, lambris, panneaux, fontaines, etc. Francois Cuvillies.
Oeuvres d'architecture, contentant des edifices publics, des palais, jardins, tombeaux, cariatides, plafonds, lambris, panneaux, fontaines, etc.
Oeuvres d'architecture, contentant des edifices publics, des palais, jardins, tombeaux, cariatides, plafonds, lambris, panneaux, fontaines, etc.
Oeuvres d'architecture, contentant des edifices publics, des palais, jardins, tombeaux, cariatides, plafonds, lambris, panneaux, fontaines, etc.
Oeuvres d'architecture, contentant des edifices publics, des palais, jardins, tombeaux, cariatides, plafonds, lambris, panneaux, fontaines, etc.
Oeuvres d'architecture, contentant des edifices publics, des palais, jardins, tombeaux, cariatides, plafonds, lambris, panneaux, fontaines, etc.

Oeuvres d'architecture, contentant des edifices publics, des palais, jardins, tombeaux, cariatides, plafonds, lambris, panneaux, fontaines, etc.

Paris & Munich: Np, 1770. Hardcover. Unpaginated. 39.4 x 26 cm. Folio: A-B6, C7, D-H6, I4, K-M4, N5, Q4, P-V6. Twenty suites or "livres" of plates comprising 110 engraved plates with engraved title pages, presenting hundreds of examples of gardens, public fountains, ironwork railings and gates, furniture, paneling, torchieres, plans for arches, doorway, frames and mouldings, fireplaces, beds and "ornaments." Plates engraved by G.S. Roesch, I.G. Haid, C.A de Lespilliez. Ex libris of Ogden Codman Jr. front pastedown with additional printed label "Loaned to the Metropolitan Museum of Art by Ogden Codman." Edith Wharton (whom he met in Newport) subsequently introduced Codman to Cornelius Vanderbilt II, who hired Codman in 1894 to design the second and third floor rooms of his Newport summer home, The Breakers, which he did in a clean eighteenth-century French and Italian classical style. Strong impressions of monumental Rococo architecture. Plate margins dusty, front endpaper chipped, some modest toning, corners rubbed. Three quarter brown morocco rebacked with original leather spine label laid-down, marbled boards with matching marbled endpapers. Very good. Item #22327

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