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The White House: The President's Home in Photographs and History

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2012

    Drawing from the archive of the White House Historical Associati

    Drawing from the archive of the White House Historical Association, Vicki Goldberg has compiled an sagacious chronicle of this iconic house and its inhabitants. In her new book, The White House: The President’s Home in Photographs and History, Goldberg has selected images that invite the viewer to look beyond the mere surface of the photograph, much like the White House itself requires a rigorous inquiry of its own symbolization. Goldberg’s writing provokes the reader to ponder each photograph a little longer, as well as to ruminate on the progression of image making within politics. The White House represents the pomp and circumstance of American politics and the photographs in the book serve as evidence of this spectacle. Some of the photographs register as familiar, which will have a mercurial affect depending on each reader’s age. Other photographs are a pure surprise, which present us a glimpse of the activities inside this private house. The photographs exists as monuments to past events and also present an array of human expression between the people surrounding the various Presidents at important and not so important occasions. Goldberg’s witty writing for each photograph provides a concise synopsis of the circumstance and typically incorporates a fascinating fact about the medium of photography. This book of photographs of an innocuous subject provides an insightful history of the country, while simultaneously illustrating the evolution of the power of photography. No matter one’s politics, Goldberg’s book is timely, intriguing, and informative, which presents the reader inside the prize of this year’s political season.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2012

    The White House

    I just bought this ebook on my nook tablet. It looks very interesting and the print can be enlarged. However, every page has to be enlarged individually as you come to it. That's my only complaint so far, but I am looking forward to reading this very comprehensive ebook. It probably would make a good coffee table book, but then I couldn't carry it around with me!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2012

    I learned something new on each page of this engaging and beauti

    I learned something new on each page of this engaging and beautiful book - just can't decide if it belongs on the history shelf or the coffee table!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2012

    Wonderful Book

    I received this book as a gift for the holidays. My husband and I enjoyed it so much that we turned around and bought it as a gift for my parents. The photos make it a wonderful coffee table book (especially fun in an election year!). I found the writing insightful as it allowed me to appreciate the photos on a much deeper level. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Posted February 15, 2012

    Beautiful and informative!

    My husband bought this book for my birthday because of my love of photography and history. The book does not disappoint! Just a fascinating stroll through the White House with lots of wonderful trivia and stories. Perfect for a coffee table but also a great read!! ( Just a note to Barnes & Noble: The review above was published in July 2011 but the book came in October 2011...)

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    Posted February 29, 2012

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