Mardi Gras in New Orleans: An Illustrated History

Mardi Gras in New Orleans: An Illustrated History

by Arthur Hardy

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Mardi Gras in New Orleans: An Illustrated History by Arthur Hardy

Written for the casual Carnival observer as well as the veteran Mardi Gras fan, Mardi Gras in New Orleans: An Illustrated History is a concise and comprehensive pictorial account of the celebration from ancient times in Europe to post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans. The 128-page coffee table hardback 9" x 12" book with dust jacket features 360 vintage and contemporary illustrations and 60,000 words of text. It is the ultimate resource on the celebration, past and present. The volume includes a complete dictionary of terms and Mardi Gras Q & A - answers to the subject's most frequently asked questions.
This updated 4th edition features an expanded reference section that provides details on hundreds of Carnival organizations, including the identities of more than 5,000 kings and queens.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780930892258
Publisher: Arthur Hardy Enterprises, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/28/2009
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 12.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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Susan Larson

"It is a treasure trove for Carnival aficionados and scholars. But more than that, this book belongs in school and public libraries, and on the family book shelf. This painstaking labor will benefit generations of future Carnival researchers. Hardy makes a significant contribution to Mardi Gras history."--(Susan Larson, Book editor, New Orleans Times-Picayune)

Errol Laborde

"Arthur Hardy follows in the tradition of Arthur Burton Lacour (New Orleans Masquerade, 1957), who first took on the task of compiling Carnival krewe histories into one book. Hardy gives us that and much more, providing a mother lode of Carnival information in a beautifully illustrated book."--(Errol Laborde, Editor, New Orleans Magazine)

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