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New Orleans: Elegance and Decadence

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Publisher Comments:

The lush, seductive, Old World elegance of New Orleans is gloriously revealed in this photographic tribute to the "Venice of North America." Richard Sexton's photographs capture balcony-lined streets, French-style parks, Caribbean-inspired gardens, and ornate public buildings, and take us inside some of the city's most intriguing private homes.

"Rarely," wrote The New Orleans Times-Picayune, "has the city been loved both so wisely and so well." A tribute to a lifestyle of insouciance and exuberance, touched by both spirituality and worldliness, New Orleans: Elegance and Decadence illuminates both the public face and the private soul of a perennially fascinating city. More than 200 full-color photographs and an insightful text capture the stories and characters of yore.

Review:

"This is a beautiful introduction to the multicultural art and architecture of the 'Crescent City'....This book will entice anyone to visit New Orleans and will serve as pleasant reflection for those who have." Library Journal

Book News Annotation:

A stunning celebration of the city. An aesthetic delight. The 230 color photos of architecture, gardens, and interiors are sensual and vibrant; the text is insightful and well-researched. 10x10"
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The lush, seductive, nostalgic elegance of New Orleans' streets, parks, and public buildings, as well as the fanciful, nuanced interiors of some of its most beautiful private homes and gardens, are insightfully revealed in this comprehensive photographic homage to the "Venice of North America" Over 200 full-color photographs and an informative, evocative text capture the public face and the private soul of a city perennially fascinating to visitors and residents alike.

About the Author

Richard Sexton is a New Orleans-based photographer, writer, and lecturer. He also teaches photography at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including Southern Accents, Garden Design, and Smithsonian. His many books include Vestiges of Grandeur (0-8118-1817-9) and Gardens of New Orleans (0-8118-2421-7).

Randolph Delehanty has written over a dozen books including San Francisco Victorians (0-8118-2771-2) and Randolph Delehanty's Ultimate Guide to New Orleans (0-8118-0870-X), which explores the Big Easy with a dozen walking tours. He lives in San Francisco.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811800747
Subtitle:
Elegance and Decadence
Author:
Sexton, Richard
Author:
Delehanty, Randolph
Author:
Delehanty, Randolph
Publisher:
Chronicle Books
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
United States - South - West South Central (General)
Subject:
New orleans
Subject:
Pictorial works
Subject:
Interior Design - Style Books
Subject:
U.S. Architecture - South
Subject:
New Orleans (La.) Social life and customs Pictorial works.
Subject:
La Nouvelle-Orlâeans
Subject:
General Architecture
Subject:
Architectural & Industrial
Copyright:
Series Volume:
no. 93-4
Publication Date:
20030901
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
1 x 1 x 1 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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Product details 224 pages Chronicle Books - English 9780811800747 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This is a beautiful introduction to the multicultural art and architecture of the 'Crescent City'....This book will entice anyone to visit New Orleans and will serve as pleasant reflection for those who have."
"Synopsis" by , The lush, seductive, nostalgic elegance of New Orleans' streets, parks, and public buildings, as well as the fanciful, nuanced interiors of some of its most beautiful private homes and gardens, are insightfully revealed in this comprehensive photographic homage to the "Venice of North America" Over 200 full-color photographs and an informative, evocative text capture the public face and the private soul of a city perennially fascinating to visitors and residents alike.
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