St. Francisville: Louisiana's Historic River Bluff Country

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In the rolling hills of Louisiana's Felicianas, less than an hour north of Baton Rouge on the east bank of the Mississippi River, lies the historic community of St. Francisville. For generations, this picturesque town has inspired a variety of creative artists, from naturalist John James Audubon to acclaimed novelist Katherine Anne Porter. Award-winning photographer Bevil Knapp embraces this lively tradition by lending her own perspective on a region Audubon once praised as an expression of "the greatness of the ...
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Overview

In the rolling hills of Louisiana's Felicianas, less than an hour north of Baton Rouge on the east bank of the Mississippi River, lies the historic community of St. Francisville. For generations, this picturesque town has inspired a variety of creative artists, from naturalist John James Audubon to acclaimed novelist Katherine Anne Porter. Award-winning photographer Bevil Knapp embraces this lively tradition by lending her own perspective on a region Audubon once praised as an expression of "the greatness of the Creator in all his unrivaled works." Vividly evoking St. Francisville's fabled past as plantation country, Knapp offers stunning views of the stately historic homes that draw thousands of tourists annually. In addition, her photographs reveal the town's continuing vitality as a respite from urban life. Ultimately, Knapp's images transcend time, illuminating a flourishing community of unrivaled natural and historical beauty. A cherished memento for locals and visitors alike, St. Francisville summons readers to discover the rich treasures of this wondrous region for themselves.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807135525
  • Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
  • Publication date: 3/18/2010
  • Pages: 130
  • Sales rank: 984,110
  • Product dimensions: 10.60 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Bevil Knapp is a freelance photographer and lives in Covington, Louisiana, with her husband. She is coauthor of America's Wetland: Louisiana's Vanishing Coast and a former staff photographer for the New Orleans Times-Picayune and the Baton Rouge Advocate.

Danny Heitman is an award-winning columnist whose pieces appear regularly in the Baton Rouge Advocate and the Christian Science Monitor. His book, A Summer of Birds: John James Audubon at Oakley House, was adapted for a television documentary by Louisiana Public Broadcasting.

LSU Press

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