The White House :its historic furnishings and first families /by Betty C. Monkman ; principal photography by Bruce White.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-271221

Description

320 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm., With a fascinating text by the curator of the White House, this illustrated, ground breaking book is the most comprehensive survey ever published of the furnishings of the President's house, and the changing tastes of the first families.

Details

Descriptive Terms

History.
Furniture History.
Witte Huis (Wash.)
Interieurs.
Meubels.
Möbel.
Bildband.
WeiÇes Haus.

Originator

Monkman, Betty C.
White, Bruce, 1962-

Contents

President's house in the early years, 1789-1814 -- French taste at its White House zenith, 1817-29 -- People's president and the Jacksonian Era, 1830-40s -- Revivals of the "Antique" at mid-Century, 1850s-60s -- Renaissance revivals and the Aesthetic Movement, 1870s-1890s -- National identity and the Colonial Revival, 1900-1950s -- Museum evolves from a collection -- Important acquisitions, 1961-2000.

Publication

Washington, D.C. : White House Historical Association ;
New York : Abbeville Press

Description

320 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm.
With a fascinating text by the curator of the White House, this illustrated, ground breaking book is the most comprehensive survey ever published of the furnishings of the President's house, and the changing tastes of the first families.

Notes

"With the support of the Hon. Walter H. Annenberg White House Publication Fund."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-314) and index.

ISBN

0789206242 (alk. paper)
9780789206244 (alk. paper)

Call Number

Coll. NK2438.W37 M66 2000

Other People and Orgs

White House (Washington, D.C.)
White House.

Places

Washington (D.C.)

Edition

1st ed.