Book: Designing History


  • Author : Michael S. Smith
  • Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
  • Release : 01 September 2020
  • Category: House & Home
  • 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. 2020 HONORABLE MENTION FOR THE FOREWORD INDIES AWARD IN HOBBIES/HOME 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 Ultimately, this book will serve as both a historical document and a voyeur's delight, capturing a specific moment in time for the White House, the Obamas, and the American experience.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 : 24 January 2022
  • 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: 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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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: 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 : 24 January 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 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: Entertaining at the White House with Nancy Reagan


Why is entertaining at the White House important to a presidency?

  • Author : Peter Schifando
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 21 September 2010
  • Category: House & Home
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 13 : 9780062045362

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Why is entertaining at the White House important to a presidency? How are guest lists and seating charts for state dinners determined? Is it difficult to throw a surprise party for the commander-in-chief? What role do children play during holidays at the White House? Former first lady Nancy Reagan answers these questions and more as she provides a personal look at life as a White House hostess in this stunning, richly illustrated book. Carrying on a tradition that dates back to 1801, Mrs. Reagan embraced this role with a unique energy and joie de vivre rare among her predecessors. During the course of President Reagan's two terms in office, the Reagans hosted fifty-five state dinners and hundreds of other events, both intimate and grand. "It was a vital part of our roles as president and first lady," recalls Mrs. Reagan. "And it was a duty that we enjoyed immensely." From her first private event as a White House hostess (President Reagan's surprise seventieth birthday party, which was mistakenly announced by Tom Brokaw on the Today show that very morning), to the state dinner with Mikhail Gorbachev that marked the unofficial end of the Cold War, to John Travolta's surprise dance with Diana, Princess of Wales, Mrs. Reagan has seen it all.

Book: Barry Dixon Inspirations


Barry Dixon Inspirations takes the reader through eight homes transformed by renowned designer Barry Dixon.

  • Author : Brian Coleman
  • Publisher : Gibbs Smith
  • Release : 01 May 2011
  • Category: House & Home
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 13 : 1423614747

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Barry Dixon Inspirations takes the reader through eight homes transformed by renowned designer Barry Dixon. From a cottage and a chic chateau to a grand estate home, with a high-rise apartment and a row house in between, we see the broad range of Dixon's decorating style and learn what inspired his colors and materials for each location.Barry Dixon, named the "2010 Master of Design" by Veranda magazine, has worked for such clients as Diane Sawyer and former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. He spent his childhood living in places such as India, New Caledonia and South Africa. This early exposure to many cultures and traditions clearly helped him to become a master at blending traditional décor with various colors and textures that are not forgetful about beauty and functionality.In Barry Dixon Inspirations, designers will learn all about what inspired Barry's choices for colors and materials for designs he created for a beach house, a renovated urban loft, and more.Designs include: Montecito California Weekend Living Showhouse Stately Living in Nashville Industrial Redux in Corinth, Mississippi Georgian Tradition on the Banks of the Potomac Sky High Living on Chicago's Michigan Avenue Delaware Shore Beach House

Book: The White House


Surveys a history of White House furnishings and the changing tastes of the first families.

  • Author : Betty C. Monkman
  • Publisher : Abbeville Press
  • Release : 08 April 2014
  • Category: Design
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 13 : 0789211793

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Surveys a history of White House furnishings and the changing tastes of the first families.

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 : 24 January 2022
  • 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.

Book: Timeless Elegance


This rare examination of the work of one of America's preeminent interior designers and architects serves as a retrospective of his storied career as it showcases the versatility of his talent through work that ranges from a 45-room ...

  • Author : David Easton
  • Publisher : Stewart, Tabori and Chang
  • Release : 01 October 2010
  • Category: Architecture
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 13 : 1584798653

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Timeless Elegance Book Summary :

This rare examination of the work of one of America's preeminent interior designers and architects serves as a retrospective of his storied career as it showcases the versatility of his talent through work that ranges from a 45-room Georgian-style house to a Mediterranean stucco villa.

Book: George Stacey and the Creation of American Chic


The history of interior design is punctuated by a few legends-Billy Baldwin, Sister Parish-and should include trailblazing decorator George Stacey.

  • Author : Maureen Footer
  • Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
  • Release : 24 January 2022
  • Category: Architecture
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 13 : 0847842452

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George Stacey and the Creation of American Chic Book Summary :

The history of interior design is punctuated by a few legends-Billy Baldwin, Sister Parish-and should include trailblazing decorator George Stacey. When George Stacey shot to prominence in the 1930s with projects for socialite Frances Cheney and style priestess Diana Vreeland, the audacity of his work caught the eye of Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Town and Country, and House & Garden. An appealing nonchalance and irreverence, combined with erudition, a flair for color, and an innate grasp of balance, scale, and proportion, produced rooms that were surprising as well as sophisticated. Balancing modern aesthetics and modern living with a lifelong passion for French classicism ensured that Stacey designs were both of the moment and enduring. For the next forty years, he deftly produced a string of stylish rooms for his stylish clientele. While the ground rules of Stacey's approach remained constant, he captured the nuances of mood and culture of an exceptionally dynamic era and established a design vocabulary that defined American chic in the American century and that endures, glitteringly, to this day.