Atlanta

Atlanta

by David K. Gleason, Don O'Briant
     
 

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LSU Press

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
In 1992, Gleason (Baton Rouge, Louisiana State Univ. Pr., 1991) died in a helicopter crash while taking photographs for this book. Although his work was largely finished, other photos of Atlanta have been included to complete the book. The 148 color photos assembled afford a wonderful view of Atlanta's downtown, colleges and universities, midtown and Buckhead sections, historic district, leisure, enter-tainment, sporting centers, and environs. Sites shown include the State Capitol and City Hall, Emory University, the Governor's Mansion, the Carter Presidential and Martin Luther King centers, Stone Mountain Park, and the Chattahoochee River. While the introduction and captions provide some noteworthy information, the photos are the stars of this book. Pictorial guides are always in high demand, and this one of superior quality is highly recommended for all libraries.-Elizabeth Loftus, Onondaga Cty. P.L., Syracuse, N.Y.
Booknews
A photo portrait, for the city's residents or nostalgic ex-residents. Photographer Gleason's skillful documentation of architectural, cultural, and natural features is complemented by informative captions and a brief introduction (by Don O'Briant and John Stone, respectively), but diminished by muddy color reproduction. No bibliography. 9.5x12.25" Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807119372
Publisher:
Louisiana State University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1994
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
615,596
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 12.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

David King Gleason (1927-1992) was the author of many popular books of photographs, including Antebellum Homes of Georgia, Plantation Homes of Louisiana and the Natchez Area, Over New Orleans, Over Boston, Over Miami, Baton Rouge and Plantation Homes. He died in a helicopter accident in 1992.

Don O'Briant is a features writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

John Stone sees patients and teaches at the Emory University School of Medicine. He is the author of three books of poetry and a collection of essays, In the Country of Hearts.

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