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New Orleans Observed: Drawings and Observations of America's Most Foreign City

Barron, Errol

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ISBN 10: 0615553737 / ISBN 13: 9780615553733
Published by Walsworth Publishing Company, 2011
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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Tulane School of Architecture. Foreword by John H. Lawrence. Signed by the author on the title page. What could this old and quirky city have to offer to the world of chain stores, strip malls, and McMansions and suburban sprawl? Size: 5 1/2" x 8" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 028175

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Title: New Orleans Observed: Drawings and ...

Publisher: Walsworth Publishing Company

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Soft

Book Condition:Near Fine

Signed: Signed By Author

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New Orleans Observed: Drawings and Observations of America s Most Foreign City is a collection of drawings and observations made primarily while Errol Barron was on sabbatical from the Tulane University School of Architecture (2009). Each day for several hours he would drive or ride a bicycle through the neighborhoods of the city stopping where something caught his eye. The book is loosely organized by areas the old quarter, downtown, the center, uptown with scattered examples of local buildings, places, and oddities. The drawings, varied and improvisational like the book itself, are taken from his sketchbooks and are reproduced here in the same format and size of those books. Included are a foreword by John Lawrence, Director of Museum Programs, The Historic New Orleans Collection, and notes on the drawings in the back of the book. Altogether, the book illustrates aspects of the city that have inspired affection, respect, and humor and records the many trips exploring a place that defies easy description.

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Errol Barron FAIA was born in Alexandria, Louisiana and has lived in New Orleans since 1976. He is Favrot Professor of Architecture at Tulane University, where he teaches design and drawing, and is a practicing architect. His office, Errol Barron/Michael Toups Architects designed the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and a number of other buildings in the region and abroad. He is a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects and is a winner of the Gabriel Prize. He has lectured widely on the topics of design and art and is committed to the integration of the allied arts of painting, music, and drawing into the world of architectural design and thinking. In 2012 the Louisiana Architects Association of the AIA awarded him its Medal of Honor in recognition of his significant and enduring contribution to the advancement of architecture and his inspiring influence on the architects of Louisiana.

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