A Pattern Book of New Orleans Architecture

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New Orleans architecture as it was, is, and should be. A stunning presentation of 19th-century gouache and watercolor archival paintings of New Orleans neighborhoods, this volume presents what old, renovated, restored, and new buildings not only might look like, but how they should look. An educational tool, architectural pattern book, city planner's handbook, and visual treasure, this resource invites its readers to study the footprints of the city's original edifices in order to rebuild and restore with authenticity. Examples of each New Orleans house type, historic plans for each house, and contemporary adaptive-use floor plans are highlighted.
ISBN: 9781589806948
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
State: Louisiana
Images: 212
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 9 (w) x 12 (h)
Roulhac B. Toledano is an award-winning author of more than a dozen books as well as a prominent lecturer, authority on historical architecture, and artist. In 1997,Toledano was honored as the recipient of the prestigious American Institute of Architects International Book Award. She has contributed articles pertaining to travel, history features, and architectural history to various publications, including the Washington Roll Call, the New Orleans Times-Picayune, and Richmond Times Dispatch. Her contributions to the field of architecture are not limited solely to the written word. Toledano regularly conducts lectures to college students and adult groups, discussing historic architecture and art. She has also worked tirelessly to preserve the historic architecture she so loves by cofounding several historical preservation organizations such as the New Orleans Preservation Resource Center. In addition to preserving national architectural gems, Toledano fosters a global community as a member of the board of directors of Alliance Français of Charlottesville. She is active in developing a sister program in Besançon, France. Toledano received a B.F.A. in art history from Newcomb College of Tulane University. When she is not occupied by lecturing, writing, or historical preservation, she indulges her artistic tendencies through her textile designs. She specializes in silk scarves and toiles featuring historic architectural imagery. Toledano lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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