The Jacobs House
The richly illustrated history of the home and the program of Zürich's Johann Jacobs Museum.
1st edition, 2015
Text English and German
188 pages, 38 color and 71 b/w illustrations and drawings
25 x 31 cm
In cooperation with Johann Jacobs Museum, Zürich
Built in 1913 for a local politician and beautifully situated on the shore of Lake Zurich, the Jacobs House is today home to the Jacobs Foundation and the Johann Jacobs Museum. Inspired by the Jacobs family’s past in the coffee trade, both institutions maintain an extensive educational program on the history and present state of global trade routes.
This book tells the story of the house, from its planning and building to the Jacobs family’s purchase of it in the 1980s and on through a detailed examination of the extensive reconstruction undertaken by Basel-based architects Miller & Maranta. Richly illustrated with photographs and sketches, The Jacobs House celebrates a beautiful building and introduces the reader to the concept of the Johan Jacobs Museum.