Since John Adams first moved into the White House in November 1800, the presidential residence has been the site of one major conflagration (during the War of 1812), a complete reconstruction (in 1948-1951), and several restorations, refurbishments, and expansions. With hundreds of photographs and illustrations and a fascinating text, this stately hardcover serves as both a rich visual history of the White House and a guided tour of its premises. This coffee table gift book was photography history specialist Vicki Goldberg with the cooperation of the preservation and education group established by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy to open the doors of the White House to the public.
The White House: The President's Home in Photographs and History (PagePerfect NOOK Book)by Vicki Goldberg
THE WHITE HOUSE: THE PRESIDENT'S HOME IN PHOTOGRAPHS AND HISTORY covers every aspect of White House Life over the past 200 years. Witness multiple refurbishments to the house, media coverage and popular photography of the White House, and photos of its illustrious inhabitants, visitors, and even pets and illustrations. Accompanying the photographs is an incisive,… See more details below
THE WHITE HOUSE: THE PRESIDENT'S HOME IN PHOTOGRAPHS AND HISTORY covers every aspect of White House Life over the past 200 years. Witness multiple refurbishments to the house, media coverage and popular photography of the White House, and photos of its illustrious inhabitants, visitors, and even pets and illustrations. Accompanying the photographs is an incisive, informative text by renowned critic Vicki Goldberg.
A rich visual history and a beautiful gift book, THE WHITE HOUSE is a must for photography and history buffs alike.
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Vicki Goldberg is a leading voice in the field of photography criticism. Her book Photography in Print: Writings from 1816 to the Present was cited in the Wall Street Journal in 2006 as one of the five best books of all time on photography, and The Power of Photography: How Photographs Changed Our Lives and Margaret Bourke-White: A Biography were both named Best Book of the Year by the American Library Association. Vicki was a photography columnist for The New York Times for thirteen years, and she has written numerous articles for Vanity Fair, American Photographer, and other magazines.
Founded in 1961, The White House Historical Association is a charitable nonprofit institution whose purpose is to enhance the understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the White House. The association has published and distributed more than 9 million books as well as produced documentary films and other educational materials, sponsors symposia, lectures, exhibits, and other outreach programs.
Mike McCurry is a veteran political strategist and spokesperson with over 30 years of experience in Washington D.C. McCurry served in the White House as press secretary to President Bill Clinton (1995-1998). He also served as spokesman for the Department of State (1993-1995) and director of communications for the Democratic National Committee (1988-1990). McCurry held a variety of leadership roles in national campaigns for the Democratic ticket from 1984 to 2004.
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