Item# FS03642

Product Description

Nearly 400 side-by-side photographs (many never before published) dating from 1847 to the present compare views as captured from the street, roof, and air in this visual exploration of the Crescent City. Referred to by some as the City That Care Forgot, New Orleans does, in fact, bear some scars caused by the ravages of time, nature, and "progress." During the past 150 years, these afflictions have removed several estimable edifices from the cityscape.

Many more, however, have been painstakingly and caringly preserved for generations. St. Louis Cathedral, the Cabildo, and the French Market stand as they have for centuries. Meanwhile, other, more recent constructions, like the Louisiana Superdome, have drastically altered not only their surroundings but New Orleans as a whole.

Following in the tradition of Pelican's award-winning New Orleans Architecture series, New Orleans Then and Now offers readers a glimpse of some of the most renowned and impressive architectural marvels of the city-tragedies and triumphs intact.


Authors Richard and Marina Campanella, husband and wife, began collecting old street scenes of New Orleans and rephotographing the sites as a hobby, one that quickly grew into the research for this, their first book. They live in a circa 1926 cottage tucked among azaleas and magnolias near the beach in Waveland, Mississippi. Campanella, a member of the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans, works in the field of satellite imaging and computer mapping at Stennis Space Center.

ISBN: ; Author: Campanella; Publisher: ; Format: Hardcover;