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Description - Treasures of the White House by Betty C. Monkman

With an anecdotal text by the curator of the White House, this illustrated work is a comprehensive survey of the furnishings of the President's house and the changing taste of the first families. The book focuses on some of the most historically important decorative objects in the White House, including those with presidential association that have been collected since the establishment of the Office of Curator. There are also photographs of rooms shown on tours of the White House, as well as views of rooms that are not open to the public.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780789207388
ISBN-10: 0789207389
Format: Hardback
(119mm x 107mm x mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Abbeville Press Inc.,U.S.
Publisher: Abbeville Press Inc.,U.S.
Publish Date: 31-Jul-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Betty C. Monkman

Betty C. Monkman has worked in the White House curator's office since 1967; in 1997, she was named curator. She has written numerous articles on White House decorative arts and has lectured throughout the country. Bruce White, formerly a staff photographer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, specializes in the photography of works of art and architecture.

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