Title: Creole World: Photographs of New Orleans and...
Publisher: The Historic New Orleans Collection
Book Condition: Very Good
Includes everything it's supposed to include. Light to moderate shelf wear. No apparent underlining/highlighting. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 864781
Synopsis: Shotgun houses...vibrant street scenes...grand villas and mansions...colorful facades... they're all part of a historically rich, interconnected Creole world. New Orleans is often hailed for its distinctive Creole heritage--evident in its food, architecture, and people--but it is far from alone. Its creoleness may be unique to the United States, but New Orleans is part of an entire family of Latin Caribbean cities with similar colonial histories. Founded as New World outposts of Old World empires, these cities forged new identities from European, West African, and indigenous influences--by turns inspired by, in defiance of, and adapted from all of them.
In Creole World, author and photographer Richard Sexton explores the architectural and urban similarities among these cultural cousins, from Haiti, Colombia, Argentina, Cuba, Bolivia, and Ecuador back home to New Orleans.
Setting the stage for the book's two hundred color photographs are essays by Creole-architecture scholar Jay D. Edwards and photography historian John H. Lawrence. Together, they take readers on a fascinating journey across time and place, through the ever-changing Creole world.
About the Author: Richard Sexton is a fine-art and media photographer whose work has been published and exhibited worldwide. Born in Atlanta and raised in Colquitt, Georgia, his work has been published in Archetype, Harper's, Photographer's Forum, and View Camera magazines, as well as many others. Creole World is his thirteenth book, joining titles such as Terra Incognita: Photographs of America's Third Coast (Chronicle Books 2007) and the best-selling New Orleans: Elegance and Decadence (Chronicle Books 1993).
Jay D. Edwards is an emeritus professor of anthropology at Louisiana State University who specializes in culture theory, creolization, the Caribbean, and vernacular architecture.
John H. Lawrence is director of museum programs, head of curatorial holdings, and curator of photography at The Historic New Orleans Collection.
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