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The White House in Miniature
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The White House in Miniature

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by Gail Buckland, Kathleen Culbert-Aguilar, Mrs. Gerald Ford (Foreword by)
 

John and Jan Zweifel's meticulous recreation of the White House is captured in full-color illustration.
Considered to be one of the world's greatest miniature houses, the replica is the result of over 30 years of research and construction by the Zweifel family. The tiny, working telephones, hand-carved chairs and tables, and miniature carpets that reproduce the

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John and Jan Zweifel's meticulous recreation of the White House is captured in full-color illustration.
Considered to be one of the world's greatest miniature houses, the replica is the result of over 30 years of research and construction by the Zweifel family. The tiny, working telephones, hand-carved chairs and tables, and miniature carpets that reproduce the original stitch by stitch, are all proof of great craftsmanship and minute attention to detail.

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Barbara Jacobs
What does it take to spend more than three decades on a model of the White House? For the Zweifel family along with hundreds of volunteers, the expenditure of a half million hours was more than a patriotic mission. This book also tells the story of the maneuvering and perseverance necessary to obtain the permissions and money necessary to reproduce the inside and outside of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with absolute precision and fidelity. Color photographs of more than 30 well-known White House rooms, from the Oval Office to Lincoln's bedroom, capture the details of craftsmanship. The text explains not only the historical background of each room, but also the feats and talent required to build miniatures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393036633
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/1994
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Gail Buckland has written and collaborated on eleven books of photographic history, including Fox Talbot and the Invention of Photography, The Magic Image (with Cecil Beaton), and The American Century (by Harold Evans). She is former curator of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, professor of the history of photography at the Cooper Union, and guest curator at many American museums. She lives in Warwick, New York, and New York City.

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