Book: Designing History


Ultimately, this book will serve as both a historical document and a voyeur's delight, capturing a specific moment in time for the White House, the Obamas, and the American experience.

  • 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 Ultimately, this book will serve as both a historical document and a voyeur's delight, capturing a specific moment in time for the White House, the Obamas, and the American experience.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 October 2021
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 351
  • ISBN 13 : 9781426211775

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Inside the White House Book Summary :

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

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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Style and Substance Book Summary :

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: 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 October 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: Revival


Revival is the dramatic inside story of the defining period of the Obama White House.

  • Author : Richard Wolffe
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release : 16 November 2010
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 13 : 9780307717436

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Revival Book Summary :

Revival is the dramatic inside story of the defining period of the Obama White House. It is an epic tale that follows the president and his inner circle from the crisis of defeat to historic success. Over the span of an extraordinary two months in the life of a young presidency, Obama and his senior aides engaged in a desperate struggle for survival that stands as the measure of who they are and how they govern. Bestselling Obama biographer Richard Wolffe draws on unrivaled access to the West Wing to write a natural sequel to his critically acclaimed book about the president and his campaign. Starting at the first anniversary of the inauguration, Wolffe paints a portrait of a White House at work under exceptional strain across a sweeping set of challenges: from health care reform to a struggling economy, from two wars to terrorism.

Book: A Passion for Interiors


Presents a tour of the author's three homes--a pre-war Manhattan duplex, a Colonial-era Connecticut stone house, and an Aspen residence--in order to show how to make the most of architectural features and interior furnishings.

  • Author : Carolyne Roehm
  • Publisher : Clarkson Potter
  • Release : 17 October 2021
  • Category: Design
  • Pages : 287
  • ISBN 13 : 9780307719997

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A Passion for Interiors Book Summary :

Presents a tour of the author's three homes--a pre-war Manhattan duplex, a Colonial-era Connecticut stone house, and an Aspen residence--in order to show how to make the most of architectural features and interior furnishings.

Book: The Obama Portraits


Unveiling the unconventional : Kehinde Wiley's portrait of Barack Obama / Taína Caragol -- "Radical empathy" : Amy Sherald's portrait of Michelle Obama / Dorothy Moss -- The Obama portraits, in art history and beyond / Richard J. Powell -- ...

  • Author : Taína Caragol
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 11 February 2020
  • Category: Art
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 13 : 9780691203287

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The Obama Portraits Book Summary :

"This is the first study of the portraits Barack Obama (2018) and Michelle Obama (2018), their reception, and their significance. The book includes essays by historians examining the influence of the paintings and what they reveal about contemporary portraiture, particularly in relation to American and African American history and culture. The book also features interviews with the artists, transcripts of the remarks made by the Obamas at the unveiling, and a selection of images, including behind-the-scenes photography by Pete Souza, the official photographer for the Obamas, made during the portrait sittings"--

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 October 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: Building Beauty


A master of his craft, interior designer Smith offers advice and lots of inspiration to create the perfect home, in this follow-up to "Michael Smith's Elements of Style." 200 illustrations.

  • Author : Michael S. Smith
  • Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
  • Release : 17 October 2021
  • Category: House & Home
  • Pages : 205
  • ISBN 13 : 9780847836574

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Building Beauty Book Summary :

A master of his craft, interior designer Smith offers advice and lots of inspiration to create the perfect home, in this follow-up to "Michael Smith's Elements of Style." 200 illustrations.

Book: The Obamas


Among the highlights: “Be Fearless”: an essay from the First Lady herself on her keys to success The full text of President Obama’s powerful and important eulogy in South Carolina of the Honorable Reverend Clementa C. Pinckney Dozens ...

  • Author : The Editors of ESSENCE
  • Publisher : Essence
  • Release : 10 October 2017
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 13 : 168330070X

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The Obamas Book Summary :

On November 4, 2008, Senator Obama was elected as the 44th President of the United States. Over the next eight years, he and his family would transform our nation, change the face of the White House, and transfix millions of supporters. Now, in The Obamas: The White House Years, ESSENCE is pleased to present a commemorative look at significant and seminal moments during the Obama’s eight years in the White House. From their two inaugurations, international travels and state dinners to day-to-day encounters with everyday citizens, The Obamas showcases images that offer intimacy and empowerment to readers. It’s all here: the historic moments, the invite-only events, the interactions with extraordinary everyday people and world leaders, the couples individual initiatives aimed at strengthening families and communities, and the blossoming of two future leaders – Malia and Sasha – before our very eyes. Among the highlights: “Be Fearless”: an essay from the First Lady herself on her keys to success The full text of President Obama’s powerful and important eulogy in South Carolina of the Honorable Reverend Clementa C. Pinckney Dozens of lavish and intimate photographs showcasing the special moments of the Obama presidency and much more