New Orleans Architecture: The Cemeteries

Quite possibly the most comprehensive architectural examination of any American city Landscape Architecture Magazine The tourist who does not visit at least one of the old cemeteries just a few blocks from the French Quarter misses an inimitable experience in sepulchral urban design St Louis Post DispatchIn New Orleans, cemeteries are known as cities of the dead B Quite possibly the most comprehensive architectural examination of any American city Landscape Architecture Magazine The tourist who does not visit at least one of the old cemeteries just a few blocks from the French Quarter 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 and 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 unique character of the Crescent City.More than twenty five years have passed since the publication of the first volume of the New Orleans Architecture series Pelican and the Friends of the Cabildo remain committed to recording and preserving the unique architecture of New Orleans, having published a total of eight volumes on the subject.The 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.
New Orleans Architecture The Cemeteries Quite possibly the most comprehensive architectural examination of any American city Landscape Architecture Magazine The tourist who does not visit at least one of the old cemeteries just a few blocks

  • Title: New Orleans Architecture: The Cemeteries
  • Author: Leonard V. Huber
  • ISBN: 9781565542709
  • Page: 391
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “New Orleans Architecture: The Cemeteries”

    1. 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 invit [...]

    2. 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' [...]

    3. 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 structures.I purchased my copy at the National Park shop in the French Quarter, but I'm actually not sure if they have o [...]

    4. Wonderful resource. Only shaved off one star due to Huber's racist undercurrent (he rarely mentions prominent black burials). He also ignores Carrollton Cemetery (no pictures of a few of the fine tombs) and literally has nothing to say about St. Mary's.

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