Creole Houses: Traditional Homes of Old Louisiana by Steve GrossCreole Houses: Traditional Homes of Old Louisiana by Steve Gross

Creole Houses: Traditional Homes of Old Louisiana

bySteve Gross, Susan DaleyContribution byJohn H. Lawrence

Hardcover | April 1, 2007

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Creole houses, found from New Orleans to northern Louisiana, are one of the nation's unique architectural treasures. A blend of French and Spanish colonial styles, with West Indian, Canadian, and other influences, these lovely houses were astutely designed to withstand their sultry, subtropical environment. Significantly, most major examples withstood the devastating hurricanes of 2005.

No other book of photography evocatively examines the development of this singular American style, embracing architecture and interior decoration, which thrived from the early eighteenth through the mid-nineteenth century. Creole Houses offers an appreciation of Creole culture as seen through its historic homes and celebrates not only a memorable way of life, but the history, and the unique sensibility, that produced it.
James Conaway is author of the novel The Big Easy and many nonfiction works, including the memoir Memphis Afternoons and The Far Side of Eden, about environmental conflict in the Napa Valley. He divides his time between Washington, D.C., and piedmont Virginia.John H. Lawrence is director of museum programs for the Historic New Orleans ...
Title:Creole Houses: Traditional Homes of Old LouisianaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 9.75 × 9.75 × 1 inPublished:April 1, 2007Publisher:AbramsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810954958

ISBN - 13:9780810954953