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New Orleans: Elegance and Decadenceby Richard Sexton
Synopses & Reviews
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.
"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)
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.
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