JARDINS DE LA COTE D'AZUR.
Paris: Ch. Massin, n.d. ca 1927. First edition. Godard started his career working under Édouard André in Paris, but in 1906 he left to establish his own practice on the French Riviera, where he opened an office in Nice in 1910. He continued there until the 1940s, during which period he worked almost exclusively designing gardens on the Côte D'Azur in the new Mediterranean style which he helped to establish along with Peto, Forestier and Bac. His JARDINS DE LA COTE D'AZUR is the most impressive contemporary publication featuring his gardens, which figure prominently among the 21 gardens it presents, including Les Palmiers at Nice and La Croix des Gardes at Cannes. Altogether nine of his gardens are shown along with others by Peto, Gréber, Duchêne and others. The selection favors, in particular, large formal gardens of the sort in which Godard specialized. His introductory text includes a history of mediterranean gardens and a chapter on the "Principes Généraux De Composition Du Jardin Moderne Sur La Côte D'Azur." Folio (44.5 x 32.5 cm); 11 pp. + 44 heliogravure plates from photographs.
Loose, as issued in original three quarter cloth portfolio with paper covered boards, all ties present; gilt titling on upper cover and spine; a few scuff marks, and some discoloration to cloth and paper covers, internally fine; a very good copy.
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