New Orleans and Its Environs: The Domestic Architecture 1727-1870

Italo William Ricciuti, photographs by Rudolf Hertzberg

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New Orleans was a melting pot of Spanish and French culture, in a climate that forced a uniquely American architecture. More than 260 images present the wide verandahs, hipped and gabled roofs, neo-classical sensibilities, and lavish iron lacework that give this region its unique architectural character. Enter almost tropical courtyards and pass through historic buildings to study mantels, doors, stairs, balconies, and more in detail. Beautiful imagery of historic properties, photographed in the 1930s, along with architectural drawings and molding profiles, enable restoration and recreation of these classic, Creole treasures.

Size: 8 1/2" x 11" | 190 b/w photos, 78 drawings | 160 pp
ISBN13: 9780764330698

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Italo William Ricciuti was an architect best known for this important work that was first published in 1938.