The White House: History of an American Idea
- By William Seale
- Paperback: 340 pages
William Seale is an architectural historian and editor of the award-winning journal White House History. With historical plans, drawings, prints, and fascinating photographs, Seale’s The White House: The History of an American Idea tells the story of constant change. Built in the experimental years of the new nation and altered over its history, the White House remains the symbol of the American presidency and the best-known residence in the world.
For centuries, the White House has served not only as the official residence of the president of the United States, but also as the symbolic home of its owners: the American people. This impressive volume brings together the story of the architecture of the White House and that of the first families and designers who have shaped it over its 200-year history.
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