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Evergreen: The Garrett Family, Collectors and Connoisseurs

Evergreen Museum & Library ; James Archer Abbott, Earle A. Havens, Bodil Ottesen, and Susan G. Tripp ; photography by Norman Barker and James T. VanRensselaer
Format
Book
Published
Baltimore, Maryland : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2017]
Language
English
Uniform Title
Evergreen (Johns Hopkins University)
ISBN
9781421421698, 1421421690
Summary
"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 Evergreen. A celebration of one of Baltimore's grandest nineteenth-century mansions, Evergreen reveals fascinating life stories through the richly preserved family archive and the historical context that remains through Evergreen's evolving architectural spaces and growing collections. This volume will appeal to art collectors and lovers of historic houses, museums, and libraries"--
Contents
  • Evergreen : A History / James Archer Abbott
  • The Garrett Collection of Chinese and Japanese Art / Susan G. Tripp
  • The Decorative Arts Collection : A Cross-Section / James Archer Abbott
  • Contemporary and Cosmopolitan : The Evergreen Collection of Twentieth-Century Art / Bodil Ottesen
  • "A Memorial to My Family" : The John Work Garrett Library of Rare Books and Manuscripts / Earle A. Havens, with Abigail Sia (JHU '15)
  • Afterword / Winston Tabb.
Description
xiv, 255 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-240) and index.
Technical Details
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