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Title Palace of state : the Eisenhower Executive Office Building / edited by Thomas E. Luebke.

Publication Info. Washington, District of Columbia : U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, [2018].
Amherst & Boston : University of Massachusetts Press.


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 Axe Archives Fed Docs  FA 1.2:EI 8    ---  Available
Description 245 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), 29 x 29 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 224-233) and index.
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.
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 Second Empire design in the United States. Palace of State details the building's rich architectural and historical legacy, from the beginnings of federal civic architecture in Washington to its construction as the world's largest office building after the Civil War, and culminating in the recently completed restoration process that began in the 1980s. Featuring beautifully rendered architectural drawings, historic images, and lush contemporary photography, this illustrated history presents a comprehensive study of an iconic landmark that continues to serve in its role as a monumental setting for statecraft.
Subject Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building (Washington, D.C.) -- History.
Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building (Washington, D.C.) (OCoLC)fst00651008
Public buildings -- Conservation and restoration -- Washington (D.C.)
Architecture, Victorian -- United States -- Pictorial works.
Public architecture -- Washington (D.C.) -- Pictorial works.
Washington (D.C.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Pictorial works.
Architecture, Victorian. (OCoLC)fst00813976
Buildings. (OCoLC)fst00840962
Public architecture. (OCoLC)fst01082056
Public buildings -- Conservation and restoration. (OCoLC)fst01082101
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Washington (D.C.) (OCoLC)fst01204505
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Illustrated works. (OCoLC)fst01423873
Pictorial works. (OCoLC)fst01423874
Illustrated works.
Added Author Luebke, Thomas E., editor.
United States. Commission of Fine Arts, issuing body.
Added Title Eisenhower Executive Office Building
ISBN 9781625343628 (hardcover)
1625343620 (hardcover)
Standard No. 15301362
Gpo Item No. 0432
Sudoc No. FA 1.2:EI 8

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