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New Orleans Style: Past & Present Susan Sully

New Orleans Style: Past & Present

Susan Sully

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ISBN : 9780847826629
Hardcover
208 pages
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New Orleans Style: Past and Present reveals the complex character and varied architectural traditions of the Souths greatest city. Thanks to its history as a colony of both France and Spain, New Orleans is Americas most European city, particularlyMoreNew Orleans Style: Past and Present reveals the complex character and varied architectural traditions of the Souths greatest city. Thanks to its history as a colony of both France and Spain, New Orleans is Americas most European city, particularly in the Vieux Carre, or French Quarter. Add to this the citys well-known reputation for fantasy and decadence, as displayed in its annual Carnival and Mardi Gras celebrations, and you have a recipe for irresistibly fascinating architecture and decor.New Orleans Style explores the citys full architectural range and the incredible variety of its decoration, providing an overview of the citys preservation movement while exploring the distinct neighborhoods and architectural styles, as well as the mingling of influences and impulses, that make New Orleans so uniquely cosmopolitan, sensual, and mysterious.