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New Orleans: Elegance and Decadence

New Orleans: Elegance and Decadence

Photographs by Richard Sexton,Narrative by Randolph Delehanty


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The lush, seductive, nostalgic elegance of New Orleans' streets, parks, and public buildings, as well as the fanciful, nuanced interiors of some of its most beautiful private homes and gardens, are insightfully revealed in this comprehensive photographic homage to the "Venice of North America" Over 200 full-color photographs and an informative, evocative text capture the public face and the private soul of a city perennially fascinating to visitors and residents alike.

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Size: 9-7/8 x 9-7/8 in;
Pages: 224 pp;
230 Full-Color Photographs Shrink-Wrapped
Format: Hardcover
Publication: September 1993
ISBN: 9780811800747
ISBN10: 811800741
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 Orleans (0-8118-2421-7).

Randolph Delehanty has written over a dozen books including San Francisco Victorians (0-8118-2771-2) and Randolph Delehantys Ultimate Guide to New Orleans (0-8118-0870-X), which explores the Big Easy with a dozen walking tours. He lives in San Francisco.