Buildings of New Orleans Now Available

by SAH News | Apr 04, 2018

Buildings of New Orleans"New Orleans isn’t like other cities," Stella tells her sister Blanche DuBois in Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire. Cradled in the crescent of the Mississippi River and surrounded by water, the city has faced numerous challenges since its founding as a French colonial outpost in 1718. This detailed guidebook to New Orleans architecture—an authoritative, comprehensive, post–Hurricane Katrina overview of buildings, neighborhoods, and landscapes—tells a compelling and fascinating story of the city through concise descriptions of nearly 300 significant structures, open spaces, and lesser-known places, enhanced by 175 photographs and 23 maps. Conveniently organized into thirteen neighborhood tours, two road trips into nearby parishes, and three excursions up and down the Mississippi River along the historic Great River Road, and enlivened by sidebars highlighting everything from renowned authors, cuisine, and jazz to public markets, green spaces, and historic preservation, this handy insider’s guide to New Orleans will appeal to all who are interested in the history of one of America’s most interesting places.

About the Authors
Karen Kingsley, Professor Emerita, Tulane University, and Editor in Chief of the Buildings of the United States series, is the author of Buildings of Louisiana and coauthor (with Guy W. Carwile) of The Modernist Architecture of Samuel G. and William B. Wiener: Shreveport, Louisiana, 1920-1960. Lake Douglas, Associate Dean for Research and Development in Lousiana State University's College of Art and Design and Professor of Landscape Architecture in the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, is the author of a number of books, including Public Spaces, Private Gardens: A History of Designed Landscapes in New Orleans.

Buildings of New Orleans
Published by University of Virginia Press
Publication Date: April 2018
328 pages, 4.5 x 8;
$75.00 Cloth ISBN 9780813941349
$29.95 paper ISBN 9780813941356

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