The Majesty of the French Quarter

The Majesty of the French Quarter

by Kerri McCaffety
     
 

"The mysteries of the French Quarter have yielded themselves to Kerri's camera like uncorked perfumes. What kind of camera does she have? There is a mystery-uncorking, poetry-uncapping, surprise-producing mechanism inside it. Kodak doesn't make it. There is only one such instrument, and I am grateful that Kerri owns it. The French Quarter is grateful, too. The old… See more details below

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"The mysteries of the French Quarter have yielded themselves to Kerri's camera like uncorked perfumes. What kind of camera does she have? There is a mystery-uncorking, poetry-uncapping, surprise-producing mechanism inside it. Kodak doesn't make it. There is only one such instrument, and I am grateful that Kerri owns it. The French Quarter is grateful, too. The old coquette never had it so good."
--Andrei Codreiscu, National Public Radio correspondent and author of Messiah

"This is the real Vieux Carré, rarely seen by casual visitors, beautifully rendered in evocative color photographs. The visual texture of its design, detail and patina is palpable."
--Frank W. Masson, AIA

"Kerri McCaffety's photographs represent the haunting, shabby grandeur of the French Quarter. Though her subjects are diverse, they share an aura which few photographers ever capture on film. Kerri's images reveal an inner city suspended somewhere in time, languid in its sultry air and splendid in its ethereal light."
--M. Lindsay Bierman, Southern Accents

"McCaffety knows how to capture the fleeting beauty of a moment."
--Susan Larson, Times-Picayune

"What a fine photographer. . . . It takes a red-headed woman to shoot pictures like that."
--John Mariani, Esquire

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565544147
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/28/1999
Series:
Majesty Series
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
750,039
Product dimensions:
8.71(w) x 11.29(h) x 0.86(d)

Meet the Author

Kerri McCaffety counts among her accolades a Gold Lowell Thomas Award from the Society of American Travel Writers and an Author of the Year award from the New Orleans Gulf South Booksellers Association. Her books with Pelican include Obituary Cocktail: The Great Saloons of New Orleans; The Majesty of St. Charles Avenue; Etouffée, Mon Amour: The Great Restaurants of New Orleans; Napoleon House; St. Joseph Altars; The Majesty of the French Quarter; Visions of the Vieux Carré; The Majesty of St. Francisville; and Let’s Walk the French Quarter.

Kerri McCaffety is regarded as a top photographer, and her art hangs in galleries and museums throughout the country. She is the winner of the Society of American Travel Writers’ Gold Lowell Thomas Award. McCaffety is passionate about documenting her adopted city and has done so in several titles including The Majesty of the French Quarter; The Majesty of St. Charles Avenue; Etouffée, Mon Amour: The Great Restaurants of New Orleans; St. Joseph Altars; and Napoleon House, all published by Pelican. She lives in New Orleans with her family.

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