Work Record Linked to Concept Authority [Figure 24]

Work Record

Class [controlled] architecture • American art
*Work Type [link] mansion • president's dwelling
*Title White House | Title Type: preferred
Title: Executive Mansion | Title Type: former
Title: President's Palace | Title Type: former
Title: President's House | Title Type: former
*Creator display James Hoban (American, 1762-1831)
*Role [link]: architect | [link]: Hoban, James
*Creation Date 1793 to 1801, burned 1814, porticos 1824 to 1829
[controlled]: Earliest: 1793; Latest: 1829
*Subject [links to authorities] architecture • presidency • power
Style [link] GeorgianNeoclassical • Palladian
*Current Location [link] Washington (DC, United States)
*Measurements 3 stories, over 100 rooms, White House and the grounds occupy 7.2 hectares (18 acres)
[controlled]: Extent: rooms; Value: 104; Type: count
| Extent: stories; Value: 3; Type: count | Extent:
grounds; Value: 7.2; Unit: hectares; Type: area
*Materials and Techniques cut-stone bearing masonry construction
Material [link]: masonry | Technique [link]:
dimension stone • load-bearing walls
Description Design was the result of a public competition in 1792. Among the entrants was Thomas Jefferson, later president of the United States. James Hoban won the commission with a plan for a Georgian mansion in the Palladian style.
 

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*Terms Neoclassical (preferred)
Neo-Classical
Neoclassicism
*Note Refers to the style of European and American
architecture and fine and decorative arts between the
mid-18th century and the mid-19th century inspired
by archaeological discoveries in the Mediterranean
and Near East and characterized by the imitation of
Greek and Roman forms and motifs. Also considered
a reaction to Rococo opulence, Neoclassical works
are often linear, symmetrical, and even severe.
*Hierarchical position [link] Styles and Periods Facet
.... Styles and Periods
........... European
................... <modern European styles>
............................. Neoclassical
*Source [link] Art & Architecture Thesaurus (1988-).
 

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*Term Georgian (preferred)
*Note Refers to the style in architecture, interior
design, and decorative arts in Britain and Ireland and
spread to the United States during the reigns of
George I to George IV, between 1714 and 1830. Some
authors omit the reign of George IV and refer to the
period ca.1790 to 1830 as Regency. Though Classical
forms and motifs dominate, the style encompasses
Renaissance and Rococo forms as well as a range of
Neoclassical styles such as Pompeiian Revival and
Etruscan style.
*Hierarchical position [link] Styles and Periods Facet
.... Styles and Periods
........... European
.................. <Renaissance-Baroque styles>
............................. Georgian
*Source [link] Art & Architecture Thesaurus (1988-).
 

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CREDIT: White House, Washington, D.C. © 2005 Patricia Harpring.
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