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Homewood House

Arthur, Catherine Rogers

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ISBN 10: 0801879876 / ISBN 13: 9780801879876
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Hardcover. Both Authors SIGNED (Signatures Only). Few light scratches & creases to DJ. Overall, a clean and tight copy to add to a collection or read and enjoy. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004. 1st Edition/1st Printing. Fine Book in Near Fine Dust Jacket. Dust Jacket protected with a new archival cover. Bubble wrapped and shipped promptly in a box. ; Signed by All Authors. Bookseller Inventory # 058146

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Title: Homewood House

Binding: Hardcover; First Printing

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition

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Baltimore's Homewood was a wedding gift from Charles Carroll, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, to his son Charles Jr. and his bride, Harriet Chew Carroll. Located on 130 acres of rolling meadow and forest, it afforded picturesque view to the harbor. The couple built a "full and genteel establishment," a grand yet intimate summer house that exemplifies the work of the most skilled Baltimore craftsmen of the Federal period. Construction began in 1801 and incorporated a classical five-part Palladian plan, with two hyphens flanking the main block and connecting it to two wings, or dependencies. Spending far more than his father had anticipated, Charles Jr. used only the finest materials then available and included extraordinary architectural details throughout the house. Homewood endures today as one of the finest examples of Federal-period domestic architecture in the United States.

Sold by the Carroll family in 1838, the house and grounds eventually became the Homewood campus of the Johns Hopkins University. In 1971, Homewood received National Historic Landmark status, and five years later―through the generosity of Robert G. Merrick, an alumnus and university patron who developed a love for Homewood as a student in the 1920s―Johns Hopkins University began a major restoration effort. Today, open to the public as a museum, the house reflects the height of early-nineteenth-century style and the tastes of the Carroll family.

In a lavishly illustrated yet scholarly study of this exquisite American residence, Catherine Rogers Arthur and Cindy Kelly explore Homewood's history, detailing its construction, reliving the Carroll family's experiences here, and recounting the expert restoration that preserves this home for generations to come. The book includes more than one hundred full-color photographs of the house's graceful exterior, its elegant rooms and furnishings, and the many architectural details that have made Homewood so beloved.

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Catherine Rogers Arthur is the curator of the Homewood House Museum and holds an M.A. in Early American Culture from the University of Delaware Winterthur Program. Cindy Kelly, former director of the Historic Houses of the Johns Hopkins University, now lives in New York; she holds an M.A. in Art History from Johns Hopkins University.

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