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Palace of state : the Eisenhower Executive Office Building

Author: Thomas E Luebke; United States. Commission of Fine Arts,
Publisher: Washington, District of Columbia : U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, Amherst & Boston : University of Massachusetts Press. [2018].
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Towering over the White House, the colossal granite Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building (EEOB) was first constructed to house the departments of State, War, and Navy in the nineteenth century, and it now serves as the home of the Executive Office of the President. Having outlasted decades of plans threatening alteration or outright demolition, the building survives as one of the foremost examples of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
History
Pictorial works
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas E Luebke; United States. Commission of Fine Arts,
ISBN: 9781625343628 1625343620
OCLC Number: 1047962243
Notes: Shipping list no.: 2018-0053-S.
Description: 245 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), 29 x 29 cm
Contents: Civic architecture for a young nation --
Victorian-era eclecticism in Washington --
Alfred B. Mullett and the Second Empire style --
The supervising architect of the Treasury --
Paris, London, and a cosmopolitan style --
Design for a new executive office building --
Iron and stone: Exterior architecture details --
Pattern and polychromy: Interior design and the Mid-Victorian Era --
Construction of a titan --
Advancing technologies: Fireproof construction and mechanized stonecutting --
The State, War and Navy Building --
International chronometry and mapping --
Daily life around a monumental building --
Decades of changing fortunes --
Decorated with military history --
Notable figures at State, War, and Navy --
Executive offices for the president --
Press conferences in the EOB --
Presidental recreation --
A masterpiece reborn.
Other Titles: Eisenhower Executive Office Building
Responsibility: edited by Thomas E. Luebke.

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Towering over the White House, the colossal granite Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building (EEOB) was first constructed to house the departments of State, War, and Navy in the nineteenth  Read more...
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