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Author Smith, Michael S. (Michael Sean), 1964- author.

Title Designing history : the extraordinary art & style of the Obama White House / Michael S. Smith, with Margaret Russell ; foreword by Michelle Obama.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 2020.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Homer Twp PL - Main NEW Material - HDBB-1  975.3 SMI    AVAILABLE
Description 303 pages : color illustrations, maps, color portraits ; 30 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary Created for design enthusiasts, political aficionados, and students of Americana, Designing History documents Michael Smith's extraordinary collaboration with President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. Not since Jacqueline Kennedy's iconic work on the White House has a designer of Michael Smith's stature been commissioned to bring a new design spirit to the mansion. Through extensive photography, behind-the-scenes stories, and rich archival material, the book places the Obama White House within the context of the building's storied past and its evolution over the past two centuries. The book beautifully documents the process of updating the country's most symbolic residence, revealing how Smith's collaboration on the decoration, showcasing of artworks, and style of entertaining reflected the youthful spirit of the First Family and their vision of a more progressive, inclusive American society. Ultimately, this book will serve as both a historical document and a voyeur's delight, capturing a specific moment in time for the White House, the Obamas, and the American experience.
Contents The decorator-elect -- What's past is prologue -- A new day -- Decorator-in-Chief -- Upstairs at the White House -- White House offices and state rooms -- The diplomacy of art -- A culture of inclusion -- Projects and progress -- On higher ground.
Subject Obama, Barack.
Obama, Michelle, 1964-
Obama, Barack. (OCoLC)fst00348231
Obama, Michelle, 1964- (OCoLC)fst01915904
White House (Washington, D.C.) -- History -- Pictorial works.
White House (Washington, D.C.) (OCoLC)fst00631324
Presidents -- Dwellings -- Washington (D.C.) -- Pictorial works.
Art -- Washington (D.C.) -- Pictorial works.
Furniture -- Washington (D.C.) -- History.
Art. (OCoLC)fst00815177
Buildings. (OCoLC)fst00840962
Furniture. (OCoLC)fst00936488
Presidents -- Dwellings. (OCoLC)fst01075746
Washington (D.C.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Pictorial works.
Washington (D.C.) (OCoLC)fst01204505
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Pictorial works. (OCoLC)fst01423874
Added Author Russell, Margaret (Margaret Angèle), author.
Obama, Michelle, 1964- writer of foreword.
ISBN 9780847864799 hardcover
0847864790 hardcover

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