Stop by Childs Gallery on Newbury Street to see the “Adam Van Doren: “Homes of the American Presidents” exhibition, now through Dec. 30th! Through the colorful artwork of Van Doren’s book, “The Home Tells the Story: Homes of the American Presidents,” visitors will get a chance to roam through a well-recorded account of past presidents’ residences.
Fine Art Connoisseur highlighted Van Doren’s exhibit in a recent article, giving a sneak peak to some of the pieces on display.
Pre-eminent historian David McCullough and noted artist Adam Van Doren unite for an excursion to the celebrated homes of fifteen American presidents, past and present in“The Home Tells the Story: Homes of the American Presidents.” The text is personal and unaffected; Van Doren visited these homes to ensure that he recorded every detail accurately, often becoming acquainted with the former presidents themselves, always trying to portray them in the human environment they created for themselves. The artwork is perceptive and revealing; he misses very little. McCullough puts the history of the homes in perspective in his lucid and perceptive prose. A gift book both useful and beautiful belonging to the library of anyone interested in our architectural, social, or political history.