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  • Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
  • Release : 01 September 2020
  • ISBN : 9780847864799
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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The long-awaited insider's look at one of the design milestones of the twenty-first century: Michael S Smith's celebrated decoration of the Obama White House, featuring a foreword by Michelle Obama. 2020 HONORABLE MENTION FOR THE FOREWORD INDIES AWARD IN HOBBIES/HOME 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 Ultimately, this book will serve as both a historical document and a voyeur's delight, capturing a specific moment in time for the White House, the Obamas, and the American experience.

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Designing History

Designing History
  • Author : Michael S. Smith,Margaret Russell
  • Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
  • Release Date : 2020-09-01
  • ISBN : 9780847864799
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The long-awaited insider's look at one of the design milestones of the twenty-first century: Michael S Smith's celebrated decoration of the Obama White House, featuring a foreword by Michelle Obama. 2020 HONORABLE MENTION FOR THE FOREWORD INDIES AWARD IN HOBBIES/HOME 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

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  • Publisher : Clarkson Potter Publishers
  • Release Date : 2011
  • ISBN : 9780307591432
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-02-11
  • ISBN : 9780691203287
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"This is the first study of the portraits Barack Obama (2018) and Michelle Obama (2018), their reception, and their significance. The book includes essays by historians examining the influence of the paintings and what they reveal about contemporary portraiture, particularly in relation to American and African American history and culture. The book also features interviews with the artists, transcripts of the remarks made by the Obamas at the unveiling, and a selection of images, including behind-the-scenes photography by Pete Souza, the official

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  • Publisher : The Monacelli Press, LLC
  • Release Date : 2013-03-19
  • ISBN : 9781580933582
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  • Publisher : Crown Books
  • Release Date : 2012
  • ISBN : 9780307956026
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  • Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
  • Release Date : 2020-09-08
  • ISBN : 9780847868483
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An unrivaled survey of the most exciting contemporary interior design across the globe, curated by the editors of ten international editions of Architectural Digest. Since 1920, Architectural Digest has celebrated design talents, innovative homes, and products--providing endless decoration, lifestyle, and travel inspiration. With ten global editions, the magazine is an authority renowned all over the world for publishing only the very best of today's interior design. In this new volume--spearheaded by AD France's editor in chief, Marie Kalt--the editors of Architectural

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  • Publisher : Ten Speed Press
  • Release Date : 2017-10-17
  • ISBN : 9780399581199
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A collection of striking and intimate photographs of Michelle Obama—many never before seen—coupled with personal reflections and behind-the-scenes stories from Official White House Photographer Amanda Lucidon, presented in a deluxe format. Michelle Obama is one of the most admired First Ladies in history, known for her grace, spirit, and beauty, as well as for the amazing work she did during her tenure to promote girls’ education, combat childhood obesity, and support military families. In Chasing Light, former White

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  • Publisher : Harry N. Abrams
  • Release Date : 2013-04-02
  • ISBN : 1419706713
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James Magni’s highly sophisticated, modern home design is highly sought after the world over and showcased here for the first time. Magni Modernism displays the designer’s sensibilities through 14 private residences found in such diverse locales as Beverly Hills, Mexico City, Jackson Hole, Aspen, and Moscow. With elegant restraint, Magni’s interiors complement the architecture of these magnificent homes, reflecting his training as an architect and spotlighting the buildings’ dramatic lines, open spaces, and spectacular views. From the limestone

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  • Publisher : London : J. Murray
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  • Author : Tara Westover
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-02-20
  • ISBN : 9781443452502
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For readers of The Glass Castle and Wild, a stunning new memoir about family, loss and the struggle for a better future #1 International Bestseller Tara Westover was seventeen when she first set foot in a classroom. Instead of traditional lessons, she grew up learning how to stew herbs into medicine, scavenging in the family scrap yard and helping her family prepare for the apocalypse. She had no birth certificate and no medical records and had never been enrolled in school.

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  • Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
  • Release Date : 2009
  • ISBN : UOM:39015079292531
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The stroke of his brush is almost as sharp as his wit, but the result is always playful and droll. Jean-Philippe Delhomme is a prolific name in the world of illustration and often described as the Parisian answer to the smart cartoons that appear in the New Yorker. His instantly recognizable style is world-renowned in a range of media—from chic television ads for Saab to the boutique campaigns for Barneys and fashion advertising. The Cultivated Life, the first-ever English

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  • Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
  • Release Date : 2013-05-07
  • ISBN : 9780847836574
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The newest book from acclaimed designer Michael S Smith is an in-depth look at how to create the perfect American house. Michael S Smith: House and Home is a rare opportunity to experience in great detail the work of this renowned designer. Michael S Smith transformed an ordinary house and its outbuildings into an extraordinary suite of rooms that display the best of this design superstar’s work. As he walks the reader through its myriad rooms and gardens, explaining

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  • Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
  • Release Date : 2005
  • ISBN : 0847827623
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  • Author : Richard Wolffe
  • Publisher : Crown Pub
  • Release Date : 2010
  • ISBN : 9780307717412
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Draws on extensive interviews with President Obama and his inner circle inside the West Wing to offer a revealing portrait of the Obama White House at work in a critical period for the country and for the president.

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  • Publisher : Lund Humphries Publishers Limited
  • Release Date : 2021-02-15
  • ISBN : 1848224516
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Surveying for the first time the Century Guild of Artists (CGA) and its influential periodical, the Century Guild Hobby Horse, this original publication asserts the significance of the CGA in the development of the Arts and Crafts movement and its modernist successors. Founded by the architect Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo and his 18-year-old assistant Herbert Percy Horne (afterwards joined by the artist and poet Selwyn Image), the three men were driven by the ambition to answer John Ruskin's radical call to