The Majesty of the French Quarter

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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...

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Overview

"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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What People Are Saying

Andrei Codrescu
The mysteries of the French Quarter have yielded themselves to Kerri's camera like uncorked perfumes.
— (Andrei Codrescu, National Public Radio correspondent)
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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: 778,565
  • 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; and St. Joseph Altars.

Kerri McCaffety is regarded as a top photographer and is a nationally recognized talent whose art hangs in galleries and museums throughout the country. She is the winner of the Society of American Travel Writers' Lowell Thomas award and two of her books have been selected as finalists for the Independent Book Publishers Association's Benjamin Franklin 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 Obituary Cocktail: The Great Saloons of New Orleans all published by Pelican. She lives in New Orleans with her family.

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