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Louisiana Plantation Homes: A Return to Splendor
     

Louisiana Plantation Homes: A Return to Splendor

by Lee Malone, Paul Malone (Photographer)
 

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The antebellum South is celebrated in this beautiful coffee table book featuring over 100 full-color photographs of restored plantation homes. 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. Full-page photographs are accompanied by text

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The antebellum South is celebrated in this beautiful coffee table book featuring over 100 full-color photographs of restored plantation homes. 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. Full-page photographs are accompanied by text highlighting the history and outstanding architectural features of each home. The styles of the homes ae 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--all carefully preserved and open to the public--are some of the 76 plantation homes featured in the work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589806504
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/25/2008
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
693,051
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 14.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

The late Lee Malone was a native New Orleanian whose love for the plantation homes of Louisiana led her to devote untold hours preparing this book.

Paul Malone, now deceased, was a critically acclaimed portrait photographer—a master in his field. He was the past president of the Professional Photographers of Louisiana and former member of the Professional Photographers of America and the American Society of Photographers. Paul and his wife, Lee, also collaborated on Louisiana Plantation Homes: A Return to Splendor, The Majesty of the Felicianas, The Majesty of the Garden District, and The Majesty of the River Road, all published by Pelican.

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