Sacred Ground: The Cemeteries of New Orleans

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This publication 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, and a world-class violin maker, among others.The rich duotone photographs, organised 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.
ISBN 9781616898212. Princeton Architectural Press.
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This publication 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, and a world-class violin maker, among others.The rich duotone photographs, organised 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.
  • Author
    Frederick Starr, Robert S. Brantley
  • Publisher
    Princeton Architectural Press
  • Release
    July 2019
  • Binding
    hb
  • Format
    192 pages. 20.3 x 25.4 cm
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    nyp due 1/8/19
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