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A Home for the Humanities is lavishly illustrated and includes a variety of images, from evocative ones that capture the gardens' many lovely spots to others that show off the splendor of Dumbarton Oaks' interior and exterior design. There are some nice ones of the Blisses too, and they manage to convey some of the couple's plainness, modest demeanor and gravitas...It has been nearly half a century since the Blisses died, but [this] splendid book reminds us of those days when they reigned over their court so close to the heart of democratic power. And of how they traveled the world to bring its splendors home to their nation's capital to create there a truly world-class site dedicated to beauty and scholarly enterprise.
— Martin Rubin