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Title Our changing White House / edited by Wendell Garrett.

Published Boston : Northeastern University Press, [1995]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store  975.3 OUR MF19    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxii, 250 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), map ; 27 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. The White House: Plans Realized and Unrealized / William Seale -- 2. Crafted from Stone / Lee H. Nelson -- 3. Social Seasons and Rituals of Entertainment / Barbara G. Carson -- 4. Decorated in the Most Splendid Manner: Art in the White House / William Kloss -- 5. Furniture and Interiors: Change and Continuity / Betty C. Monkman -- 6. Furnishing the Executive Mansion: Nineteenth-Century Washington Sources / William G. Allman -- 7. The Landscape of the President's House: Garden of Democracy / Suzanne Turner -- 8. McKim's Renovations: American Renaissance and Imperial Presidency / Richard Guy Wilson -- 9. Serving Those Who Serve: White House Workers / Marjorie A. Hunt -- Epilogue: Caring for the White House Today / Gary Walters.
Summary In many different ways the White House is living history, a reflection of our nation's past and a window to its future. The illuminating, well-written essays in this abundantly illustrated volume focus on the Executive Mansion's architecture, gardens, furnishings, and staff to reveal a White House forever changing and evolving. The volume also includes an essay on the personal experiences and recollections of the household staff, whose long-established tradition of service and decorum provides a key source of continuity over decades of change in the White House.
This exquisite work is dedicated to the memory of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who inspired the creation of the White House Historical Association. It evokes the spirit of the Executive Mansion, and of the presidents and first families who shaped its fascinating history. The essays included are an outgrowth of a White House Historical Association - sponsored symposium celebrating the two hundredth anniversary of the White House.
Other author Garrett, Wendell D.
Subject White House (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
ISBN 1555532225 (acid-free paper)