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The White House : an illustrated architectural history

Author: Patrick Phillips-Schrock
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The white painted façade of James Hoban's original structure has been added to and strengthened for more than 200 years, and its interior is a repository of some of America's greatest treasures. Artists s fashioned interiors that welcomed and inspired visitors both foreign and domestic, combining to provide "the best," as First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy once noted"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Phillips-Schrock
ISBN: 9780786471522 0786471522
OCLC Number: 829644493
Description: x, 196 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: The First Presidential Houses in New York City and Philadelphia, 1789-1800 --
The President's Palace Planned, 1790-1792 --
Competition for the Design of the President's House, 1792 --
Construction, 1792-1800 --
Revision, 1801-1809 --
The Burning of the President's House, 1814-1815 --
Rebuilding the Executive Mansion, 1815-1860 --
Modernization, 1860-1902 --
Restoration of the White House, 1902-1916 --
Enlargement, 1927-1945 --
Renovation, 1949-1952 --
Revitalization, 1961-1969 --
Preservation, 1970-2012 --
The White House as a National Monument --
Interior Detail: The Blue Room, 1792-2012.
Responsibility: Patrick Phillips-Schrock ; foreword by James Archer Abbott.

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"The white painted façade of James Hoban's original structure has been added to and strengthened for more than 200 years, and its interior is a repository of some of America's greatest treasures. Artists s fashioned interiors that welcomed and inspired visitors both foreign and domestic, combining to provide "the best," as First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy once noted"--Provided by publisher.

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A White House book that is factual and informative…and also fun to read.

by Philippeventose (WorldCat user published 2013-11-03) Excellent Permalink

As a professional architect, I bought this book before a recent trip to Washington, hoping to find out something different than the general, self-serving books about the White House and its history. This book by Patrick Phillips-Schrock shows every bit of his 50 year expertise and research on the...
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