Book Talks: Buildings of New Orleans

by SAH News | Mar 09, 2018

BUS New OrleansAuthors Karen Kingsley and Lake Douglas will give two presentations on their just-published Buildings of New Orleans, the second city guide to appear in the Society of Architectural Historians’ prize-winning Buildings of the United States series. The first talk will take place on April 3 at the Louisiana Humanities Center in New Orleans, followed by a talk on April 4 at Hill Memorial Library on the Louisiana State University campus in Baton Rouge. Both talks are free and open to the public. Books will be available at the event for purchase.

Buildings of New Orleans, the definitive and most up-to-date guide to the architecture and landscapes of New Orleans, and its publication coincides with the city’s tri-centenary. It traces the story of the city’s urban fabric through descriptions of nearly 300 buildings, parks, open spaces, and lesser-known places that date from the oldest examples to the most recent. Organized into thirteen neighborhood tours, the guidebook also highlights buildings in neighboring parishes and includes three excursions up and down the Mississippi River. The book, illustrated with 175 photographs (most are by the authors) and 23 maps, features buildings both typical and unique that make up the variety and character of the city’s built and natural environments.

Kingsley is Professor Emerata at Tulane University’s School of Architecture, and Douglas is Associate Dean and Professor in LSU’s Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture; both have published extensively on the history of Louisiana’s built and natural environments.

Tuesday, April 3
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Louisiana Humanities Center
938 Lafayette Street,
New Orleans, LA

Wednesday, April 4
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Hill Memorial Library
Louisiana State University Campus
Baton Rouge, LA 

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