Vestiges Of Grandeur: Plantations of Louisiana's River Road by Richard SextonVestiges Of Grandeur: Plantations of Louisiana's River Road by Richard Sexton

Vestiges Of Grandeur: Plantations of Louisiana's River Road

byRichard SextonPhotographed byRichard SextonIntroduction byEugene Darwin Cizek

Hardcover | November 1, 1999

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In an evocative sequel to the acclaimed New Orleans: Elegance and Decadence, author and photographer Richard Sexton returns with an in-depth visual journey through the hidden mansions-some inhabited, many now long abandoned-of Louisiana's River Road. Bordering the Mississippi, these antebellum landmarks were once the epitome of gracious living in the Deep South. Over the past century, these grand dwellings have slowly succumbed to time, humidity, and the reclamation of the land: first by nature, then by real-estate developers who built subdivisions, oil refineries,and strip malls where curtains of Spanish moss once swayed from the live oaks. This collection-featuring over 200 haunting color photographs with extensive captions explaining the architectural significance and history of each structure-is a beautiful elegy for a rapidly disappearing landscape and its ghosts.

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Richard Sexton is a New Orleans-based photographer, writer, and lecturer. He also teaches photography at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including Southern Accents, Garden Design, and Smithsonian. His many books include Vestiges of Grandeur (0-8118-1817-9) and Gardens of New Orlean...
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Title:Vestiges Of Grandeur: Plantations of Louisiana's River RoadFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 10.25 × 10.25 × 1.1 inPublished:November 1, 1999Publisher:Chronicle BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0811818179

ISBN - 13:9780811818179

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This wonderful book is a follow-up to the breathtaking New Orleans: Elegance and Decadence. Richard Sexton has teamed up with talented photographer Alex MacLean to bring the reader on a journey through the hidden mansions of Louisiana’s River Road. The reader will find within poignant and revealing text about the architectural significance of each structure. With more than 200 colour photographs, Vestiges of Grandeur: Plantation Architecture of Louisiana’s River Road is a haunting tome filled with unforgettable images.