Treasures of LSU

ISBN 13: 9780807136775

Treasures of LSU

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780807136775: Treasures of LSU
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

In celebration of Louisiana State University's sesquicentennial, Treasures of LSU trumpets the numerous and diverse riches found throughout the Baton Rouge campus and beyond. The 101 distinguished artworks, architectural gems, research collections, and scientific and cultural artifacts highlighted here represent only a small fraction of the material resources that surround and engage LSU faculty, staff, and students on a daily basis. As LSU chancellor emeritus Paul W. Murrill declares in his foreword, "All reflect expressions of superb quality. All encourage, in one way or another, the human spirit to soar."

Some of these treasures act as artistic backdrops to everyday campus life. In Unity Ascending, the striking Frank Hayden sculpture, greets all who enter the LSU Student Union. Vibrant Depression-era murals decorate the corridors of Allen Hall. Other treasures reside in out-of-the-way places. The Department of Geology and Geophysics houses the Henry V. Howe Type Collection of shelled microorganisms -- tiny, beautifully varied fossils that frequently aid geologists in determining the ages of rocks and features of ancient environments. The LSU Museum of Natural Science, in Foster Hall, holds one of the largest and most prestigious research collections of bird specimens in the world.

An LSU cadet uniform and a hand-spun Acadian quilt from the LSU Textile & Costume Museum; an enchanting silky-camellia specimen from the collections of the LSU Herbarium, founded in 1869; pottery by Walter Anderson and portraits by William Hogarth and Joshua Reynolds from the LSU Museum of Art -- all showcase the immense variety of LSU's assets. Other featured treasures include a historic dogtrot house at the LSU Rural Life Museum, John James Audubon's double elephant folio Birds of America from the E. A. McIlhenny Natural History Collection at Hill Memorial Library, and cherished campus landmarks like the Indian Mounds, the French House, and Mike the Tiger's habitat.

Full-page color photographs set off the treasures to stunning effect. Interpretive essays by LSU faculty, staff, and students explain the origins, history, and sometimes myths surrounding each item. Published by LSU Press during its seventy-fifth year of operation, Treasures of LSU is itself a treasure that inspires pleasure and amazement in discovering the wealth and diversity of LSU's resources and affirms the university's numerous cultural contributions to the world community.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Book Description:

In celebration of Louisiana State University's sesquicentennial, Treasures of LSU trumpets the numerous and diverse riches found throughout the Baton Rouge campus and beyond. The 101 distinguished artworks, architectural gems, research collections, and scientific and cultural artifacts highlighted here represent only a small fraction of the material resources that surround and engage LSU faculty, staff, and students on a daily basis. Full-page color photographs set off the treasures to stunning effect. Interpretive essays by LSU faculty, staff, and students explain the origins, history, and sometimes myths surrounding each item. Published by LSU Press during its seventy-fifth year of operation, Treasures of LSU is itself a treasure that inspires pleasure and amazement in discovering the wealth and diversity of LSU's resources and affirms the university's numerous cultural contributions to the world community.

About the Author:

Laura F. Lindsay is professor emerita in the Manship School of Mass Communication at LSU. During her career of more than thirty years at LSU, she served as a faculty member, program director, associate dean, dean, vice-provost, and provost. Now a consultant in the field of higher education, Lindsay lives in Baton Rouge.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780807136782: Treasures of LSU

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0807136786 ISBN 13:  9780807136782
Publisher: LSU Press, 2010
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Published by University of Nebraska Press
ISBN 10: 0807136778 ISBN 13: 9780807136775
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Nebraska Press. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0807136778

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 37.44
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Lindsay, Laura F.
Published by Louisiana State University Press 9/27/2010 (2010)
ISBN 10: 0807136778 ISBN 13: 9780807136775
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Louisiana State University Press 9/27/2010, 2010. Hardback or Cased Book. Condition: New. Treasures of LSU. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780807136775

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 44.41
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Published by LSU Press
ISBN 10: 0807136778 ISBN 13: 9780807136775
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 15
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description LSU Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0807136778 BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER!|2.65. Seller Inventory # OTF-S-9780807136775

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 40.96
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Published by LSU Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 0807136778 ISBN 13: 9780807136775
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description LSU Press, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # 0807136778

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 45.88
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Published by LSU Press
ISBN 10: 0807136778 ISBN 13: 9780807136775
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description LSU Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0807136778. Seller Inventory # Z0807136778ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 46.45
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Published by LSU Press
ISBN 10: 0807136778 ISBN 13: 9780807136775
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description LSU Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0807136778. Seller Inventory # Z0807136778ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 46.45
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Published by LSU Press
ISBN 10: 0807136778 ISBN 13: 9780807136775
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Vital Products COM LLC
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description LSU Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0807136778. Seller Inventory # Z0807136778ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 46.45
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Published by LSU Press
ISBN 10: 0807136778 ISBN 13: 9780807136775
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Best Bates
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description LSU Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0807136778. Seller Inventory # Z0807136778ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 46.45
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Published by LSU Press
ISBN 10: 0807136778 ISBN 13: 9780807136775
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Mega Buzz
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description LSU Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0807136778. Seller Inventory # Z0807136778ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 46.45
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Published by LSU Press
ISBN 10: 0807136778 ISBN 13: 9780807136775
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description LSU Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0807136778. Seller Inventory # Z0807136778ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 46.45
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book