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Lequeu: An Architectural Enigma

Artist(s): Lequeu
Author(s): Philippe Duboy
Format: paperback
Year published: 1986
Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 368
Illustrations: Illustrated throughout

£175.00

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“Jean-Jacques Lequeu does in fact hide behind the most enigmatic and controversial smile in the history of art,” writes Philippe Duboy in a book that is one of the most tantalizing examples of architectural investigation ever produced. It is an extraordinary compilation – part speculative biography, part meticulous research, with hundreds of intriguing drawings, many in color – that unravels the mystery of this eighteenth-century maverick artist whose drawings have established him variously as a visionary architect associated with Boullee and Ledoux, forerunner of surrealism, and inventor of bad taste.

Condition: Very good hardback in lightly marked dust wrapper.

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