The President's Home in Photographs and History
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George Washington hired the original architect for the White House, but he would no longer be in office by the time it was built. John Adams was the first president to take up residence there, while it was still only partially finished. Administrations throughout the 19th and 20th centuries would all leave their marks upon it, just as it would forever affect its revolving lineup of residents. And from the beginning, the White House would embody the idea of the American presidency.
In The White House: The President’s Home in Photographs and History, photography critic Vicki Goldberg explores the fascinating history of the presidency as it relates to the history of photography and the spread of images in American culture. Chapters explore presidential portraiture, the presidents’ families and pets, renovations to the house, the impact of news and media coverage, and the public’s fascination with the house and its inhabitants.
With more than 200 color and black-and-white images drawn from the White House Historical Association’s digital photography archives, as well as public and private collections, The White House is a richly detailed look at one of the world’s most famous residences.
Hardcover Book : 240 pages
Publisher: Hachette Book Group Usa ( October 31, 2011 )
Item #: 13-454228
Product Dimensions: 9.0 x 11.0 inches
Product Weight: 47.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)