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Free ePub ✓ mobi New Orleans Architecture Vol III The Cemeteries ñ 9781565542709 Ä [EPUB] ✹ New Orleans Architecture Vol III The Cemeteries By Leonard V. Huber – Gwairsoft.co.uk uite possibly the most comprehensive architectural examination of any American city Landscape AFriends of the Cabildo remain committed to recording and preserving the uniue architecture of New Orleans having published a total of eight volumes on the subjectThe New Orleans Architecture Series consists of Volume I The Lower Garden District ; Volume II The American Sector; Volume III The Cemeteries; Volume IV The Creole Faubourgs; Volume V The Esplanade Ridge; Volume VI Faubourg Treme and the Bayou Road; Volume VII Jefferson City; and Volume VIII The University Section all available from Pelican Extremely detailed on the architecture stonework ironwork and history of the cemeteries of New Orleans Multiple black and white photos and a nice long bibliography If you've never visited New Orleans this will give you a really good idea of what there is to see and what the histories are behind the monuments both the humans memorialized and the artists who created the structuresI purchased my copy at the National Park shop in the French uarter but I'm actually not sure if they have one there any Anyway it's easy enough to find on and elsewhereI posted a uote from this book here

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Uite possibly the most comprehensive architectural examination of any American city Landscape Architecture MagazineThe tourist who does not visit at least one of the old cemeteries just a few blocks from the French uarter misses an inimitable experience in sepulchral urban design St Louis Post DispatchIn New Orleans cemeteries are known as cities of the dead Because the city is located below sea level buried coffins will not stay underground As a result residents bury their dead in above ground tombs Sponsored by the Friends of the Cabildo an historic preservation volunteer organization New Orleans Architecture Vol 3 is a continuation of their books detailing the past of this extraordinarily multicultural city New Orleans Architecture #3 is a superbly comprehensive work containing much to appeal to scholars aficionados of cemetery imagery and artists looking for evocative source material Exceptionally designed it manages to supply in depth data while remaining accessible and invitingChapters contributed by different writers are consistently excellent covering subjects in a lively and fast moving fashion It is uite apparent the various authors were united and inspired by love and fascination for their subjectHundreds of crisply reproduced black and white photographs with an 8 page “color album” section chronicle “A Brief History of New Orleans Cemeteries” “Influences in 19th Century Funerary Architecture” and even the amazing variety of “Cemetery Ironwork” As an example of the thorough and well organized nature of this book the latter chapter has sections on crosses 44 different designs photographed and illustrated gates and railings spikes and terminalsThe mostly modest sized photos are intended to illustrate the rich funerary architecture of the Crescent City rather than to serve as stand alone “works of art” yet the artistry of the creators of these monuments to the dearly departed and the sensitivity and technical skill of the photographers makes this book a treat for the eyesAn essay by Bernard Lemann “Thoughts on New Orleans and Preservation A Cemetery Elegy” concludes the book Arguing for minimal restoration that does not disrupt the atmosphere of a decaying old cemetery he writes “weeds atop a wall or parapet the wild aggressive roots and the dank gaping crypt with a glimpse of an antiue cast iron casket are appropriate complements to the homely inscriptions that feed the ruminative mood of the cemetery stroller” Lemann adds “Such signs of oblivion are of course symbolic messages”As one compares the drearily utilitarian modern cemeteries to the rich and imaginative testaments to grief and reverence crafted in stone depicted here it is difficult to avoid thinking that the “march of progress” proceeds backward as well as forward

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New Orleans Architecture Vol III The CemeteriesAnd vaults forming the buildings of these cities within the city New Orleans families organizations and benevolent societies build lasting monuments from the simple to the ornate to their loved ones Many of the lavish monuments are known throughout the city as landmarks Like all New Orleans architecture the cemeteries capture the uniue character of the Crescent CityMore than twenty five years have passed since the publication of the first volume of the New Orleans Architecture series Pelican and the This book probably works best witching the context of the full series this is Vol 3 I believe A good working knowledge of the city is essential to getting the most out of it and I think a lack of maps is definitely a drawback Seeing how cemetery placement followed expansion would be very useful The introduction to the history of cemeteries in the city is strongest some of the topical articles are pretty commonplace in the cemetery world and it's a stretch to elevate some of New Orleans' cemeteries to something they're not Overall a solid read but probably too esoteric for someone with a general tourists interest