Book: Designing History


  • Author : Michael S. Smith
  • Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
  • Release : 14 April 2020
  • Category: Uncategorized
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 13 : 9780847864799

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Designing History Book Summary :

The long-awaited insider's look at one of the design milestones of the twenty-first century: Michael S Smith's celebrated decoration of the Obama White House, featuring a foreword by Michelle Obama. Created for design enthusiasts, political aficionados, and students of Americana, Designing History documents Michael Smith's extraordinary collaboration with President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. Not since Jacqueline Kennedy's iconic work on the White House has a designer of Michael Smith's stature been commissioned to bring a new design spirit to the mansion. Through extensive photography, behind-the-scenes stories, and rich archival material, the book places the Obama White House within the context of the building's storied past and its evolution over the past two centuries. The book beautifully documents the process of updating the country's most symbolic residence, revealing how Smith's collaboration on the decoration, showcasing of artworks, and style of entertaining reflected the youthful spirit of the First Family and their vision of a more progressive, inclusive American society. Ultimately, this book will serve as both a historical document and a voyeur's delight, capturing a specific moment in time for the White House, the Obamas, and the American experience.

Book: Inside the White House


Provides an overview of America's first home, looking at the residents, staff, beloved pets, celebrity visitors, and security throughout the years.

  • Author : Noel Grove
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release : 17 May 2021
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 351
  • ISBN 13 : 9781426211775

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Provides an overview of America's first home, looking at the residents, staff, beloved pets, celebrity visitors, and security throughout the years.

Book: Dream House


Today the Obamas are pulling it back to its role as an American home. This book looks at the president's house in the context of American house design and decoration.

  • Author : Ulysses Grant Dietz
  • Publisher : Acanthus PressLlc
  • Release : 17 May 2021
  • Category: Architecture
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 13 : STANFORD:36105124122263

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Dream House Book Summary :

Recognizable to millions as a symbol of the American presidency, the White House was first an American home. From 1800 until 1960, it kept pace with changing ideals of the American house and garden. That ended when Jacqueline Kennedy redecorated the White House as a museum to upper-class taste. Today the Obamas are pulling it back to its role as an American home. This book looks at the president's house in the context of American house design and decoration. Hundreds of historic photographs, plans, and drawings compare it to other American houses, gardens, and interiors, showing the White House as it changed through decades of interior renovation, rebuilding, and landscaping.--From publisher description.

Book: Style and Substance


Published to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the interior-design magazine, a resource with 250 photos provides an intimate room-by-room guide to stunning interiors from around the world, in a book that draws on advice from A-list ...

  • Author : Margaret Russell
  • Publisher : Filipacchi Publishing
  • Release : 28 October 2009
  • Category: Architecture
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 13 : 9781933231600

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Published to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the interior-design magazine, a resource with 250 photos provides an intimate room-by-room guide to stunning interiors from around the world, in a book that draws on advice from A-list designers and architects and offers Style Guide fact boxes and a list of home-furnishing shops and Web sites.

Book: The Black History of the White House


This book would be a great addition to many courses in history, sociology, or ethnic studies courses.

  • Author : Clarence Lusane
  • Publisher : City Lights Books
  • Release : 23 January 2013
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 13 : 9780872866119

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The Black History of the White House presents the untold history, racial politics, and shifting significance of the White House as experienced by African Americans, from the generations of enslaved people who helped to build it or were forced to work there to its first black First Family, the Obamas. Clarence Lusane juxtaposes significant events in White House history with the ongoing struggle for democratic, civil, and human rights by black Americans and demonstrates that only during crises have presidents used their authority to advance racial justice. He describes how in 1901 the building was officially named the “White House” amidst a furious backlash against President Roosevelt for inviting Booker T. Washington to dinner, and how that same year that saw the consolidation of white power with the departure of the last black Congressmember elected after the Civil War. Lusane explores how, from its construction in 1792 to its becoming the home of the first black president, the White House has been a prism through which to view the progress and struggles of black Americans seeking full citizenship and justice. “Clarence Lusane is one of America’s most thoughtful and critical thinkers on issues of race, class and power.”—Manning Marable "Barack Obama may be the first black president in the White House, but he's far from the first black person to work in it. In this fascinating history of all the enslaved people, workers and entertainers who spent time in the president's official residence over the years, Clarence Lusane restores the White House to its true colors."—Barbara Ehrenreich "Reading The Black History of the White House shows us how much we DON'T know about our history, politics, and culture. In a very accessible and polished style, Clarence Lusane takes us inside the key national events of the American past and present. He reveals new dimensions of the black presence in the US from revolutionary days to the Obama campaign. Yes, 'black hands bu

Book: Designing Camelot


This exquisite book documents the extensive restoration of the White House under the Kennedy administration.

  • Author : James Archer Abbott
  • Publisher : International Thomson Publishing Services
  • Release : 17 May 1998
  • Category: Mansions
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 13 : UOM:39015040561675

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Designing Camelot Book Summary :

This exquisite book documents the extensive restoration of the White House under the Kennedy administration. It examines the physical transformation of America's premier residence from "home of the President" to house-museum". Kennedy enthusiasts, architects, interior designers, collectors, history buffs, preservationists, and White House watchers alike will covet this book. Full color throughout.

Book: The White House


Formerly known as the President's House, then the Executive Mansion, and now for a long time the White House, this famous structure has a fascinating architectural history of ongoing change.

  • Author : Patrick Phillips-Schrock
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 21 March 2015
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 13 : 9780786493302

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The White House Book Summary :

Formerly known as the President’s House, then the Executive Mansion, and now for a long time the White House, this famous structure has a fascinating architectural history of ongoing change. The white painted façade of James Hoban’s original structure has been added to and strengthened for more than 200 years, and its interior is a repository of some of America’s greatest treasures. Artists such as Benjamin Latrobe, Pierre-Antoine Bellangé, the Herter Brothers, Louis Tiffany, Charles McKim, Lorenzo Winslow, Stephane Boudin, Edward Vason Jones, and a host of others fashioned interiors that welcomed and inspired visitors both foreign and domestic. This meticulous history, featuring more than 325 photographs, diagrams and other illustrations, captures each stage of the White House’s architectural and decorative evolution.

Book: West Wingers


. . . We have so much to learn from these stories.” —Joe Biden When we elect a president, we elect with them an entire team that will join them in the West Wing to help run the country.

  • Author : Gautam Raghavan
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 25 September 2018
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 13 : 9780525505068

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The Obama White House staff invites us behind-the-scenes of history for a deeply personal and moving look at the presidency and how the president’s staff can change the nation “West Wingers is exceptional. . . . We have so much to learn from these stories.” —Joe Biden When we elect a president, we elect with them an entire team that will join them in the West Wing to help run the country. Each of these staffers has a story to tell, and in West Wingers, Barack Obama’s White House staff reveals how these extraordinary citizens shape the presidency and the nation. In these moving and revealing personal stories, eighteen Obama staffers bring us deep inside the presidency, offering intimate accounts of how they made it to the White House, what they witnessed, and what they accomplished there. We hear from a married gay staffer pushing the president towards marriage equality; a senior aide working to implement the Affordable Care Act while battling Stage IV cancer; a hijab-wearing Muslim adviser accompanying the President to a mosque. In each one we see the human face of government, staffers devoting themselves to the issues that have defined their lives. From the triumphs of Obamacare and marriage equality to the tragedy of the Charleston shooting, this book tells the history of the Obama presidency through the men and women who worked tirelessly to support his vision for America. More than just a history though, West Wingers is an inspiring call to arms for public service, a testament to the possibility of real social change, and a powerful demonstration of what true diversity, inclusivity, and progress can look like in America. “These deeply moving stories offer more than a fascinating view into the window of history: they show us how hope becomes real, sustainable change.” —Valerie Jarrett, former senior advisor to President Obama

Book: Christmas with the First Ladies


Christmas With the First Ladies is a look at the holiday magic that happens at the White House, capturing the Christmas decorating history and techniques from Jackie Kennedy through Michelle Obama.

  • Author : Coleen Christian Burke
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 17 May 2021
  • Category: House & Home
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 13 : 1608870464

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Christmas with the First Ladies Book Summary :

Looks at the different themes the first ladies have used in decorating the White House for Christmas, from Jacqueline Kennedy to Michelle Obama.

Book: Art for Obama Designing the Campaign for Change


Collects artist essays and pieces of work focused on the election and presidency of Barack Obama, ranging from Shepard Fairey's iconic "Hope" print to knitted clothing and wooden sculpture.

  • Author : Shepard Fairey
  • Publisher : Abrams Image
  • Release : 01 October 2009
  • Category: Art
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN 13 : STANFORD:36105134460182

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Art for Obama Designing the Campaign for Change Book Summary :

Collects artist essays and pieces of work focused on the election and presidency of Barack Obama, ranging from Shepard Fairey's iconic "Hope" print to knitted clothing and wooden sculpture.

Book: Michael Taylor


Assesses the life and work of a ground-breaking interior designer and forefront contributor to the "California Look," in a visual tour of more than fifty of his commissions and other signature projects that reflect his use of classical and ...

  • Author : Stephen M. Salny
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release : 17 May 2021
  • Category: Architecture
  • Pages : 325
  • ISBN 13 : 0393732355

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Michael Taylor Book Summary :

Assesses the life and work of a ground-breaking interior designer and forefront contributor to the "California Look," in a visual tour of more than fifty of his commissions and other signature projects that reflect his use of classical and regional themes.