The White House

The White House

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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 facade 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 Bellange, 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.Chapter 1 THE FIRST PRESIDENTIAL HOUSES IN NEW YORK CITY. Like many ... The new Trumana€“era interior of the house and I came into the world at roughly the same timea€”the early 1950s. We were ... In November 2003 I saw Hillary Rodham Clinton during the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in ... I fell in love with that beautiful First Lady, impressed by her knowledge of history, art, music and design .

Title:The White House
Author:Patrick Phillips-Schrock
Publisher:McFarland - 2013-01-21


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