Architect, scholar, and civil leader, Samuel Wilson, Jr. was the founding president of the Louisiana Landmarks Society, which advocates historic preservation in New Orleans. A complement to Learning From Samuel Wilson, Jr.,
this second volume offers new information on historic preservation.
The collection of interviews between Abbye A. Gorin and the renowned architect offers an intimate glimpse of what was involved in carrying out projects and executing research. Through candid conversations, the book exposes the complexities of architecture and the intricate steps involved in a restoration project. In addition to documenting Wilson’s career, Conversations puts his contributions to American architecture into context.
Period illustrations of such establishments as Banque de la Louisiane, the Hermann-Grima House, and the Beauregard House are interspersed throughout the text. The book also includes general information about the modern preservation movement and a list of suggested references.