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Sacred Ground

Sacred Ground

The Cemeteries of New Orleans

Princeton Architectural Press


By Robert S. Brantley, Introduction by S. Frederick Starr


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Sacred Ground is a sumptuous photographic portrait of New Orleans’s legendary cemeteries. Robert S. Brantley celebrates the otherworldly landscapes, intricate ironwork, evocative memorials, and stately monuments as vibrant sites of remembrance. New Orleans history is further revealed through biographies of twenty individuals whose grave sites are among those featured, including entrepreneurs, celebrated musicians, a world-class violin maker, an ex-slave turned minister, a ship’s captain, and a young soldier felled by Spanish flu while in basic training for World War I. The rich duotone photographs, organized by cemetery, are followed by an index identifying the tombs and their iconography; an introduction by S. Frederick Starr provides background on New Orleans cemetery history, culture, and burial customs. Sacred Ground provides a stunning exploration of the traditions born of New Orleans’s unique religious, cultural, and ethnic diversity.

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Pages: 192 pp;
Format: Hardcover
Publication: October 2019
ISBN: 9781616898212

Robert S. Brantley has been photographing the cemeteries of New Orleans for forty years. He is the author of Henry Howard: Louisiana Architect. His photographs have appeared in the New York TimesMetropolis, and Preservation.

 

S. Frederick Starr is the author of Southern Comfort: The Garden District of New Orleans.