The Public-Spirited Beatrix Farrand of Mount Desert Island by Roxanne Brouse
We are pleased to announce the Beatrix Farrand Society Press, 2016 monograph describing Beatrix Farrand and John D. Rockefeller Jr. working together on the carriage roads of Acadia National Park.
"That relationship has been brought to life like never before in scholar Roxanne Brouse’s treatise “The Public-Spirited Beatrix Farrand of Mount Desert Island,” published this year by the Beatrix Farrand Society that operates out of Garland Farm, Farrand’s final residence, on Route 3 in Bar Harbor. In the foreword by Rockefeller’s son, David, the importance of the pair’s collaboration is spotlighted. He writes: “While the study rightfully focuses on Beatrix Farrand and her superlative skills, I am very pleased that the author does not neglect the role of her principal collaborator, my father. “She brings both of them to life and adds important details about a number of other individuals involved in the planning and building of Acadia’s impressive network of carriage roads, buildings and hiking trails and the plantings that complement them.”
- Earl Brechlin for the Mount Desert Islander