The Majesty of St. Charles Avenue Postcard Book

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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. Photographer Kerri McCaffety's work has won a tremendous outpouring of praise: "[McCaffety's] photography is flawless and captivating." -Chere Cohen, Baton Rouge Advocate "McCaffety captures architectural structures with an unobtrusive and engaging eye, remaining acutely perceptive to light and its consequence of shadow." -Kyle Norris, ForeWord "For the reader who enjoys mansions and lavishness . . . also will appeal to those interested in the historic development of New Orleans." -Reba J. McMellon, The Mississippi Press
ISBN: 9781565549005
Format: Postcard Pack
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
State: Louisiana
Series: Majesty
Images: 25
Pages: 30
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 4 (h)
“Kerri’s work is lush with natural light that makes the images sensual and rich, and transforms the places she photographs into poems.” -Francis Ford Coppola “One of the great photojournalists of America.” -John Mariani By the age of fifteen, Kerri McCaffety had already worked for a small-town newspaper and won numerous awards for her poetry. At Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, she majored in both photography and creative writing. She then moved to New Orleans to attend Tulane University’s Newcomb College. There she earned a degree in anthropology with a concentration in ethnographic documentary, going on to photograph people and their environs in Europe, Central Africa, and Haiti. Her first publication, Obituary Cocktail: The Great Saloons of New Orleans¸ was named Book of the Year by the New Orleans Gulf South Booksellers Association. The same group named McCaffety Author for the Year for 1998. She went on to receive the 1999 Gold Lowell Thomas Award from the Society of American Travel Writers and was named one of New Orleans Magazine’s People to Watch that same year. Her works have earned her Gold and Silver Benjamin Franklin Awards, an Alpha award, and two Silver Independent Publisher Book Awards, among other accolades. McCaffety’s writing and photojournalism have appeared in such publications as Oxford American, Town and Country, Historic Traveler, Colonial Homes, Southern Accents, Travel + Leisure, Metropolitan Home, and Louisiana Cultural Vistas. In 2007 and 2008, McCaffety served as features editor for Louisiana Homes and Gardens Magazine. She continues her award-winning work documenting the architectural and cultural history of her adoptive city of New Orleans.
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