David Tripp writes:
I thought E-Sylum readers might be interested in this recently published book on the Garrett house, Evergreen and the remarkable treasures it still holds. In the interests of full
disclosure, my wife, Susan, is one of the authors.
Serious numismatists are aware of Evergreen and the fabulous Garrett numismatic collection it once housed. This looks like a great companion to the Garrett collection book and
auction catalogs. -Editor
Evergreen—the long-time home of the Garrett family in north Baltimore—offers a preeminent example of antebellum-American Italianate architecture. It also houses a remarkably diverse
collection of over 50,000 objects, including paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, and rare books. Acquired by two generations of the prominent Garrett family, self-described "collectors by
instinct and by education," the assemblage of fine and decorative arts is remarkable in scope and inventiveness. Now part of the Johns Hopkins University, the mansion endures as a rare visual
encyclopedia, representative of nearly all major architectural and design movements indicative of America's transition from a predominantly agrarian society to a world industrial power.
This meticulously researched and handsomely illustrated volume honors the distinct and richly layered collections that characterize Evergreen. The book opens with a history of the philanthropic
family itself, which helped run the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and develop many of the Monument City's most important civic and cultural institutions. Tracing their evolution as collectors and
philanthropists, the book charts the family's artistic tastes and aesthetic sensibilities from the Gilded Age to the World Wars while also describing the physical landscape and architecture of
Hardback, 272 pages
164 color photos, 31 halftones, 3 line drawings
For more information, or to order, see:
Evergreen The Garrett Family, Collectors and Connoisseurs (https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/content/evergreen)
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