In honor of the Supreme Court’s decision granting marriage equality.
June 26, 2015
THE WHITE HOUSE POP-UP BOOK unfolds in three dimensions to the front of the most famous residence of the world. Turn the pop-up around, and you can peer in to eight hand-painted historically accurate rooms on two floors (the Ground Floor and the State Floor), filled with their treasures. This open playhouse format encourages learning and interaction with the most famous house in the world.
THE WHITE HOUSE POP-UP BOOK also contains an envelope of extras: an illustrated guide book with a concise history of the White House, and bonus die-cut pieces to assemble including a Christmas Tree for the Blue Room, the famous eagle piano for the East Room, and a model of the president’s helicopter Marine One.
The book is published by Commonwealth Editions an imprint of Applewood Books.
The Bucks County Designer Show House is open through May 30, 2015. I hope you’ll visit and enjoy my Tuscan Style Entrance Hall. All objects and paintings are for sale and proceeds benefit Doylestown (PA) Hospital.
ATTINGHAM TROMPE L’OEIL
The Summer School’s enthusiastic and knowledgeable lecturers and guides provided an in-depth understanding of the changes that were thrust upon the estates and their families as England changed from an agrarian society to a material, industrial culture.
My design work always begins with historical and cultural research including art and design reference from Great Britain and the Continent. Attingham 2013 provided the opportunity to study first hand the fine art, architecture, and decorative arts that are vital in fashioning the historic country house. The access to, and interpretation of, the houses and their gardens reinforces my commitment to create art and design that celebrates the sophistication and beauty of the past while at the same time interpreting centuries of art, architecture, and design for the 21st century.
CHUCK FISCHER is an artist and best-selling author who has taken his unique painting style and effortlessly transferred his signature look to a popular series of pop-up books and home furnishings products, making his remarkable artistry available to a worldwide audience.
Fischer entered the exciting world of the Apple iPad and iPhone when A CHRISTMAS CAROL for the iPad was launched in 2010 and followed by TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS narrated by Victor Garber. Fischer’s third app is titled THE HOLIDAY SNOW GLOBE and is free at the APPLE APP STORE. These are the first of many planned introductions of Fischer’s vision for interactive applications.
Chuck’s newest book The White House Pop-Up Book was published in February 2015 by Commonwealth Editions, an imprint of Applewood Books.
Fischer’s book, Christmas in New York: A Pop-Up Book (Little, Brown & Co.) has become a perennial holiday favorite and Christmas Around the World: A Pop-Up Book (Little, Brown & Co.) was, accompanied by an extensive collection of Christmas ornaments produced by Kurt Adler, along with fine paper products by CR Gibson. Christmas Around The World was chosen as one of USA Today’s Top Ten holiday books and both books appeared on the Barnes and Noble best-seller list. In The Beginning: The Art of Genesis was published by Little, Brown & Co. in 2008, and ANGELS: A Pop-Up Book was published in 2009. Chuck’s pop-up book Charles Dickens A CHRISTMAS CAROL was recently published by Little, Brown and Co.
Fischer’s first three books; The White House: A Pop-Up Book (2004), Great American Houses and Gardens: A Pop-Up Book (2002),and Wallcoverings: Applying the Language of Color and Pattern (2003) were published by Rizzoli.
Fischer’s three signature collections of china and crystal for LENOX, are available at fine department stores in the US and Canada. His collections of fabric and wallpaper designs are available at F. Schumacher and Co. and Brunschwig & Fils.
Fischer has collaborated with some of the nation’s top interior designers including, Albert Hadley, Bunny Williams, Michael Smith, Cullman/Kravis, David Kleinberg, and Stephen Stempler. Fischer’s decorative painting projects have been featured in many publications including Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, House Beautiful, Southern Living, and The New York Times.
Fischer’s work is in the permanent collection of the Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum and in the Smithsonian Libraries exhibition – Fold, Pull, Pop, and Turn at the Museum of American History in Washington DC. Fischer was chosen as a Visiting Artist at the AMERICAN ADADEMY IN ROME and has been honored with the commission to create the annual holiday card and an exclusive line of gift items for The White House Historical Association.