Southern Comfort: The Garden District of New Orleans

Southern Comfort: The Garden District of New Orleans

by S. Frederick Starr
     
 

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Southern Comfort details the magnificent architecture and planning of the Garden District of New Orleans. Through the histories of the developers, owners, architects, laborers, and craftspeople who shaped this district, the book creates a picture of the uniquely cosmopolitan city in the American South. "

This book is a valuable contribution to Southern

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Southern Comfort details the magnificent architecture and planning of the Garden District of New Orleans. Through the histories of the developers, owners, architects, laborers, and craftspeople who shaped this district, the book creates a picture of the uniquely cosmopolitan city in the American South. "

This book is a valuable contribution to Southern history and to the history of both American architecture and American cities....Southern Comfort is a landmark piece of scholarship on the area." Anne Rice, New York Times Book Review "

There's no part of New Orleans so steeped in architectural history as the Garden District. Southern Comfort: The Garden District of New Orleans tells the story in words and rich photos." Hemispheres

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This edition features lavish color photographs and interior shots to jazz up the b&w ones demonstrating why the stately ante- and post-bellum mansions with their formally landscaped grounds have made this 1830s New Orleans planned urban district as tourist- and study-worthy as the raucous Latin Quarter. The house of neo-Gothic writer Anne Rice lurks from the back cover. Originally published by MIT Press, 1989. 10x10". Distributed by Chronicle Books. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Author of the respected history, New Orleans Unmasked, S. Frederick Starr is a well-known authority on the history and culture of New Orleans. Southern Comfort: The Garden District of New Orleans is equally well-known for the popularity and critical acclaim of its first edition quickly sold out. A testament to the book's scholarship and the enduring popularity of and interests in the historic Garden District of New Orleans. As much a cultural history as it is an architectural one, Southern Comfort tells much of its story through the histories of the architects, homeowners, developers, and laborers who shaped this extraordinary neighborhood. Author and historian Starr brings readers back not only to the historical origins of the city but also into the home themselves. Chapters discuss such founding magnates as James Robb, the lives of the most significantly influential city planners and architects, and the way of life in an antebellum society for both the wealthy master and mistress as well as slave, servant, and retainer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568985466
Publisher:
Princeton Architectural Press
Publication date:
09/22/2005
Series:
The Flora Levy Humanities Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
276
Sales rank:
1,270,237
Product dimensions:
9.75(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

S. Frederick Starr is the author of New Orleans Unmasqued, Inventing New Orleans, and Louis Moreau Gottschalk, as well as sixteen other books on history and culture.

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