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The Obama Portraits

The Obama Portraits (Hardback)

By Caragol, Taina
By Moss, Dorothy
By Powell, Richard
By Sajet, Kim
By Golden, Thelma

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A richly illustrated celebration of the paintings of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama From the moment of their unveiling at the National Portrait Gallery in early 2018, the portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama have become two of the most beloved artworks of ...our time. Kehinde Wiley's portrait of President Obama and Amy Sherald's portrait of the former first lady have inspired unprecedented responses from the public, and attendance at the museum has more than doubled as visitors travel from near and far to view these larger-than-life paintings. After witnessing a woman drop to her knees in prayer before the portrait of Barack Obama, one guard said, No other painting gets the same kind of reactions. Ever. The Obama Portraits is the first book about the making, meaning, and significance of these remarkable artworks. Richly illustrated with images of the Obama portraits, exclusive pictures of the Obamas with the artists during their sittings, and photos of the historic unveiling ceremony by former White House photographer Pete Souza, this book offers insight into what these paintings can tell us about the history of portraiture and American culture. The book also features a transcript of the unveiling ceremony, which includes moving remarks by the Obamas and the artists, and a reversible dust jacket that allows you to choose which portrait to display on the outside. An inspiring history of the creation and impact of the Obama portraits, this fascinating book speaks to the power of art-especially portraiture-to bring people together and promote cultural change. Published in association with the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC
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ISBN 9780691203287
Released NZ 15 Feb 2020
Format Hardback
Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9780691203287
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Princeton University Press
Released 15 Feb 2020
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Caragol, Taina
By Moss, Dorothy
By Powell, Richard
By Sajet, Kim
By Golden, Thelma
Category History Of Art & Design Styles: From C 1900 -
Portraits In Art
American History
Black studies
Number of Pages 152
Dimensions Width: 178mm
Height: 229mm
Dewey Code 973.9320922
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Presidents - Portraits - United States, African Americans - Portraits, Art and society - History - 21st century - United States, Obama, Michelle, Art and society - United States - History - 21st century
NBS Text Fine Arts / Art History
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;General/trade