Louisiana Plantation Homes: A Return to Splendor

Louisiana Plantation Homes: A Return to Splendor

by Lee Malone
     
 

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A celebration of the antebellum South, this beautiful book features more than one hundred full-color photographs of restored plantation homes. The collection is complete with updated information to reflect the status of these historic buildings in light of the damage from Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Gorgeous photography and informative text highlights the history and… See more details below

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A celebration of the antebellum South, this beautiful book features more than one hundred full-color photographs of restored plantation homes. The collection is complete with updated information to reflect the status of these historic buildings in light of the damage from Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Gorgeous photography and informative text highlights the history and outstanding architectural features of each home.

The homes bespeak the grandeur of days gone by when plantation homes were decorated exquisitely, furnished lavishly, and surrounded by vast acreages of lush croplands. The styles of the homes are far-ranging and include excellent examples of Victorian Gothic, Colonial, Italianate, Acadian, and Southern Classical architecture, with some homes combining two or more styles. Destrehan, Edgewood, Houmas House, Nottoway, Magnolia Mound, Oak Alley, and Shadows-on-the-Teche are some of the seventy-six plantation homes featured in this compilation.

Constructed from cypress and other materials from the surrounding land, the homes, built over two hundred years ago, feature such details as soaring Greek columns, hipped roofs, dormer windows, balconies, galleries, ceiling frescoes, and formal ballrooms. Finishing touches, brought in by riverboats, include wall coverings, chandeliers, and marble statuary.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589806504
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
483,882
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 14.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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