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Older siblings are notorious for reluctantly welcoming home a new bundle of joy, and many parents know the difficulty of teaching the firstborn to “love the baby.” In this new picture book by the award-winning team of Steven Layne and Ard Hoyt, the refrain of “looooove the baby” is repeated often enough for it to eventually come true for the once insecure and spiteful older brother.
New Orleans is many things to its many visitors. Regardless of the reason for their visits to the Crescent City, one feature that visitors always seek out is its unique architecture. This collaboration by husband-and-wife team Paul and Lee Malone takes readers on a tour of the finest architecture, ironwork, patios, and courtyards of New Orleans, a place the authors describe as “a city of captivating contrasts.” Hardcover.
Selected from the book by the same title, these framing-quality images evoke the multi-layered architectural history of the five-mile stretch of New Orleans that encompasses a century of architectural styles, including intricate Queen Ann houses, stately Italianate and Richardsonian mansions, and more. This is where the old and new live cheek-by-jowl, where decay is an art form, and where preservation is a way of life. Notecards.
Selected from the book by the same title, these framing-quality images evoke the multi-layered architectural history of the five-mile stretch of New Orleans that encompasses a century of architectural styles, including intricate Queen Ann houses, stately Italianate and Richardsonian mansions, and more. Postcards.
The jewel of America’s great avenues, St. Charles Avenue is a five-mile journey through a century of architectural styles. Presented here are never-published interiors, with all the visual poetry and lyricism of this sultry southern city. Hardcover.
Compiled from Kerri McCaffety's companion volume, The Majesty of the French Quarter, the striking images that grace these postcards and notecards include such familiar sights as St. Louis Cathedral and Antoine's restaurant, as well as rare glimpses of hidden courtyards and secluded interiors. Notecards.
Compiled from Kerri McCaffety's companion volume, The Majesty of the French Quarter ($35.00), the striking images that grace these postcards and notecards include such familiar sights as St. Louis Cathedral and Antoine's restaurant, as well as rare glimpses of hidden courtyards and secluded interiors. Postcards.
Through striking photographs and polished prose, The Majesty of the French Quarter opens the locked door and invites readers to discover a multitude of hidden marvels. among the discovered gems is the 1828 Bourbon Street mansion of Lindy Boggs, U. S. ambassador to the Vatican and former congresswoman. Pictured are many such homes’ secret, overgrown gardens where, noted Capote, “mimosa and camellias contrast color, and lazing lizards, flicking their forked tongues, race along palm fronds.” Also featured are rare glimpses of the antique-filled and artfully decorated interiors of some of the Quarter’s most majestic homes, including that of New Orleans novelist Julie Smith.
In his final work, critically acclaimed photographer Paul Malone visits forty-three picturesque landmarks of the Garden District. With historical text provided by his wife, Lee Malone, The Majesty of the Garden District displays these remarkable homes inside and out, with an emphasis on the gracefully decorated interiors. These brilliant full-color photographs capture the history, design, and grandeur of this New Orleans neighborhood. Postcards.
In his final work, Paul Malone visits 43 picturesque landmarks of New Orleans’ famed Garden District to capture the history, design, and grandeur of these mansions. Hardcover.
Master photographer Paul Malone captures the charm and grandeur of these palatial homes and other notable structures in the Mississippi River region between Baton Rouge and New Orleans in 156 full-color photographs, including interior views of many of them. Ornate stairways and foyers, elaborate parlors, and spectacular bedrooms complete with period furnishings reflect the prosperous and opulent lifestyle of the antebellum period.
Rendered in an unforgettable and flamboyant style, Mistretta’s poster series stands as a Mardi Gras tradition that has delighted locals and tourists alike since 1985. Created for lovers of New Orleans, art collectors, and Mardi Gras aficionados, this beautiful volume gathers all of the posters in the series—including those rare and out of print editions—for the first time to stunning effect.
This extravagantly illustrated volume from a well-respected New Orleans expert covers such topics as the place of the old-line krewes in the evolution of Mardi Gras, women’s groups, flambeaux, the Carnival foods, and more. Even with its loyalty to tradition, Carnival in New Orleans has changed dramatically since the 1980s. Terms such as Lundi Gras, Muses, Krewe d’Etat, and Orpheus are now part of the lexicon, while krewe names such as Venus, Mecca, and Freret survive only in trivia conversations and historical records. Fascinating and intimate, this book seamlessly intertwines the past with the present. The rich flavors of New Orleans—cultural and culinary—dance on every page of this handsome book.
This exquisitely produced two volume set includes Mary Chesnut’s diary, which was originally published forty years after the Civil War, and her personal picture albums. Lost or stolen since the 1930s, the albums were only rediscovered in 2007 and filled with annotated pictures of the many people found throughout Mary Chesnut’s personal diary. The diary itself has been enhanced by cameos and woodcuts throughout each chapter.
At McGuire’s Irish Pub the mood is nothing if not fun. McGuire’s boasts its own award-winning wine cellar and microbrewery in addition to its many specialty drinks. The real draw is the food. As anyone lucky enough to have dined at McGuire’s will tell you, the food deserves to be served on a silver platter—or at least eaten with a golden spoon. For five consecutive years, the Pensacola pub has earned the coveted Golden Spoon Award, which denotes it as one of Florida’s top restaurants.
Perfect for tourists visiting Louisiana for Francofête (the state’s 300th anniversary celebration), Congres Mondial, or any other reason, Memoires de Lafayette presents fifteen historic attractions of the Capital of Acadiana.
Also available in English.
Perfect for tourists visiting Louisiana for Francofête (the state’s 300th anniversary celebration), Congrès Mondial, or any other reason, Memoires of St. Martinville presents fifteen historic attractions of Evangeline’s Louisiana hometown, perhaps the most French of Cajun cities.
Perfect for tourists visiting Louisiana for Francofête (the state’s 300th anniversary celebration), Congres Mondial, or any other reason, Memories of Lafayette presents fifteen historic attractions of the Capital of Acadiana.
Also available in French.
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