Ghosts Along The Mississippi: The Magic of the Old Houses of Louisiana, New Revised Edition

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American Legacy Press #ad - It is clear from the one hundred superb photographs contained in this volume that beauty resides amid ruins just as it does at restoration sites. Tracing the modification, and refinement of these forms, adaptation, he chronicles the development of an architecture peculiar to Louisiana. Laughlin has produced a magnificent volume that belongs in the collection of photography buffs and admirers of fine architecture everywhere.

. ". In this sense, these houses possess a significance that extends beyond aesthetic appeal, romantic legend, or historical fact. Laughlin demonstrates how climate and indigenous building materials played such an important role in this evolution; for the first time in nineteenth-century America, certain houses appeared in the lower Mississippi valley whose design actually grew out of the nature of the materials used - plastered brick and cypress wood.

Ghosts Along The Mississippi: The Magic of the Old Houses of Louisiana, New Revised Edition #ad - Rather, he acknowledges certain derivations of style from French and classical forms. The imaginative scope of the photographs and the often poetic nature of the accompanying text leave an indelible impression of the grandeur and graciousness that were embodied in these beautiful southern homes. From dust jacket notes: "ghosts along the Mississippi presents a vivid history of the rise and fall of the Louisiana plantation, as revealed through the architectural forms of the region.

Through word and picture, Mr. Clarence john laughlin does not assert that these plantation structures were inherently original in design.

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Lost Plantations of the South

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University Press of Mississippi #ad - Including plantations throughout the South as well as border states, Matrana carefully tracks the histories of each from the earliest days of construction to the often contentious struggles to preserve these irreplaceable historic treasures. Used book in Good Condition. Matrana weaves together photographs, diaries and letters, architectural renderings, and other rare documents to tell the story of sixty of these vanquished estates and the people who once called them home.

From plantations that were destroyed by natural disaster such as Alabama's Forks of Cypress, to those that were intentionally demolished such as Seven Oaks in Louisiana and Mount Brilliant in Kentucky, Matrana resurrects these lost mansions. The great majority of the South's plantation homes have been destroyed over time, and many have long been forgotten.

Lost Plantations of the South #ad - Capturing the voices of masters and mistresses alongside those of slaves, and featuring more than one hundred elegant archival illustrations, this book explores the powerful and complex histories of these cardinal homes across the South. Lost plantations of the south explores the root causes of demise and provides understanding and insight on how lessons learned in these sad losses can help prevent future preservation crises.

In lost plantations of the South, Marc R.

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Vestiges of Grandeur: Plantations of Louisiana's River Road

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Chronicle Books #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Over the past century, oil refineries, and the reclamation of the land: first by nature, these grand dwellings have slowly succumbed to time, humidity, then by real-estate developers who built subdivisions, and strip malls where curtains of Spanish moss once swayed from the live oaks.

. This collection—featuring over 200 haunting color photographs with extensive captions explaining the architectural significance and history of each structure—is a beautiful elegy for a rapidly disappearing landscape and its ghosts. Chronicle Books Llc. In an evocative sequel to the acclaimed new orleans: elegance and Decadence, author and photographer Richard Sexton returns with an in-depth visual journey through the hidden mansions—some inhabited, many now long abandoned—of Louisiana's River Road.

Vestiges of Grandeur: Plantations of Louisiana's River Road #ad - Bordering the mississippi, these antebellum landmarks were once the epitome of gracious living in the Deep South.

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Haunter of Ruins: The Photography of Clarence John Laughlin

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Little / Brown #ad - This stunning volume brings together 65 of laughlin's characteristic images, Spanish moss, both classic and unpublished -- an eerie gallery of French quarter facades and ironwork, funerary sculpture, and other details that summon up Louisiana gothic. Dubbed "edgar allan poe with a camera, streets, " Laughlin and his haunting images capture -- like nothing before or since -- the weathered elegance and dreamy decadence of Louisianas buildings, and cemeteries.

After experimenting with photography in the early 1930s, Laughlin devoted himself to the medium in 1935 and had his first showing a year later. Self-taught photographer clarence John Laughlin 1905-85 spent most of his career in and around New Orleans. Lawrence, shirley ann grau, andrei codrescu, albert belisle Davis, Jonathan Williams, Ellen Gilchrist, and John Wood - Haunter of Ruins is the only book currently available on this incomparable American original.

Accompanied by selections from Laughlin's various writings and letters, as well as essays by eight distinguished writersJon Kukla, John H. In 1948 his book on louisiana's plantation architecture, Ghosts Along the Mississippi, vaulted him into the pantheon of great American photographers. Used book in Good Condition.

Haunter of Ruins: The Photography of Clarence John Laughlin #ad - Haunter of ruins was chosen as a winner in the General Trade Illustrated Book Category by Bookbuilders of Boston. Over the course of his lengthy career, Laughlin produced more than 17, 000 negatives and a large collection of writings on the art of photography. He continued photographing actively until 1967, and lectured and wrote until his death in 1985.

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Ghosts Along the Mississippi: An Essay in the Poetic Interpretation of Louisiana's Plantation Architecture; 100 Photos by Author

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Bonanza Books #ad - 4 38 under time's onslaughts 39 a plaster masterpiece linwood plantation - Ascension Parish 40 SMOKE OF DESTRUCTION TH. James parisk 21 the great gray cloak rienzi plantation - lafourche parish 22 under the oaks no. 7 26 mementoes of unreturning time oakley plantation - west feliciana parish 27 the shuttered house 28 the last camellia live oak plantation - westfeliciana parish 29 under the oaks no.

John the baptist parish 35 ancient drapes 36 classic privy chretien poiNT PLANTATION - St. Herein is conveyed some part of the strange and difficult beauty of louisiana, mirroring a brooding that knows no bounds - a feeling of being lost forever in the savage and magical wilderness of time, where the past and the present have become one, can only cry: Louisiana, whose passages are lined with the grey dolorous membranes of moss; land of the magnolia whose wild sweetness becomes almost visible because of its heavy burden of remembrance; land of broken white columns struggling amid fierce green hordes of foliage; land of shadow-haunted and shadow-silent waters, evercoiling bayous, and the green clouds of willows; to thy lush vestments of sugar cane and rice; to thy great sails of banana trees; to thy palms, whose very name is music, and earth-loving buildings of brick and plaster; to thee, who have loved her, ruin-haunted land; land of the writhing, which are quivering fountains of light; to thy heavily scented and moonamorous flowers; to thy iron growths of balconies and cemetery ornamentation; to thy simple, naive, for wnich, do our hearts turn, and are forever and inextricably mingled! Louisiana: to thy moist teeming earth; to thy flat dark mirrors overhung with the grey clouds of moss, Louisiana! Used book in Good Condition.

Ghosts Along the Mississippi: An Essay in the Poetic Interpretation of Louisiana's Plantation Architecture; 100 Photos by Author #ad - 1 elegy for moss land 2 the mirror of grayness bayou scene 3 bayou girl 4 cabin in the fields negro brick slave cabin 5 black and white descendant ol slaves in a modern inegro wood cabin 6 moss swarm rural inegro uhurch 7 wooden tombstone south louisiana cemeterv 8 the boxes of the dead south louisiana cemetery 9 from the mo yen age donamsonville cemetery 10 enigmatic urn st.

Bernard parish 24 the maw of time chateau des fleurs ~ st. Martin parish 34 the incredible avenue evergreen planTATION - St. John the baptist parish 17 triumph over time 18 from childhood's lost world labatut house - pointecoupee parish 19 in sorrowful light no.

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Old Plantation Days: Southern Life Before the Civil War

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Confederate Reprint Company, The #ad - Charles parish 11 doorway to forgotten years ormond plantation^ st. John the baptist parish 17 triumph over time 18 from childhood's lost world labatut house - pointecoupee parish 19 in sorrowful light no. 4 38 under time's onslaughts 39 a plaster masterpiece linwood plantation - Ascension Parish 40 SMOKE OF DESTRUCTION TH.

1 zenon trudeau house - st. Francisville cemetery the trepagnier house ~ st. Charles parish 12 the shadows of peace 13 the ruinous columns parlance plantation - pointe coupee parish 14 in the shadows 15 white against gray 16 the mirror of long ago voisin plantation ~ st. In response to what she believed were misconceptions about antebellum Southern slavery, she argues that while some slaveholders were cruel, the majority were conscientious about the well-being of their servants and looked upon them as members of the household.

Old Plantation Days: Southern Life Before the Civil War #ad - Bernard parish 24 the maw of time chateau des fleurs ~ st. James parisk 21 the great gray cloak rienzi plantation - lafourche parish 22 under the oaks no. Martin parish 34 the incredible avenue evergreen planTATION - St. Landry parish 37 the enshadowed PILLARS No. Bernard parish 25 farewell to the past no.

7 26 mementoes of unreturning time oakley plantation - west feliciana parish 27 the shuttered house 28 the last camellia live oak plantation - westfeliciana parish 29 under the oaks no.

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Along the River Road: Past and Present on Louisiana's Historic Byway

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LSU Press #ad - 3 waverly plantation - pointe coupee parish 30 tender shadows austerlitz plantation - pointe coupee parish 31 pioneer frame the cottage the conrad place ~ east Baton Rouge Parish 32 SINISTER SHADOWS 33 THE SPECTRAL FANS PINE ALLEY PLANTATION ~ St. James cemetery, -st. Charles parish 12 the shadows of peace 13 the ruinous columns parlance plantation - pointe coupee parish 14 in the shadows 15 white against gray 16 the mirror of long ago voisin plantation ~ st.

Sternberg's abiding appreciation of the area's allure―garnered over twenty years of visiting―produces a must-have travel companion to a place that far exceeds its common reputation as only a parade of elegant antebellum mansions. Landry parish 37 the enshadowed PILLARS No. Featuring background information about the area and a detailed guided tour―upriver on the east bank and downriver along the west―the book gives an overview of the River Road, serving as an accessible and definitive companion to exploring the corridor.

Along the River Road: Past and Present on Louisiana's Historic Byway #ad - Charles parish 11 doorway to forgotten years ormond plantation^ st. Francisville cemetery the trepagnier house ~ st. John the baptist parish 17 triumph over time 18 from childhood's lost world labatut house - pointecoupee parish 19 in sorrowful light no. John the baptist parish 35 ancient drapes 36 classic privy chretien poiNT PLANTATION - St.

Martin parish 34 the incredible avenue evergreen planTATION - St.

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Robert W. Tebbs, Photographer to Architects: Louisiana Plantations in 1926

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LSU Press #ad - This noticeable vacillation between objectivity and sentiment, Lewis shows, suggests unfamiliarity and even discomfort with the legacy of slavery. 1 zenon trudeau house - st. Martin parish 34 the incredible avenue evergreen planTATION - St. 2 20 the lost doors st. Tebbs's louisiana plantation photographs capture a literal and cultural past, reflecting a burgeoning national awareness of historic preservation and presenting plantations to us anew.

Bernard parish 24 the maw of time chateau des fleurs ~ st. Select plantations included: ashland/belle helene, rené beauregard house, L'Hermitage, The Shades, Shadows-on-the-Teche, Avery Island, Rosedown, Parlange, Belle Chasse, Belmont, Oak Alley, Butler-Greenwood, Seven Oaks, and Waverly. Used book in Good Condition.

Robert W. Tebbs, Photographer to Architects: Louisiana Plantations in 1926 #ad - Chronicle Books Llc. Landry parish 37 the enshadowed PILLARS No. His frequent emphasis on aspects of decay, incompleteness, neglect, and loss lends a wistful aura to many of the images -- an effect compounded by the fact that many of the homes no longer exist.1 elegy for moss land 2 the mirror of grayness bayou scene 3 bayou girl 4 cabin in the fields negro brick slave cabin 5 black and white descendant ol slaves in a modern inegro wood cabin 6 moss swarm rural inegro uhurch 7 wooden tombstone south louisiana cemeterv 8 the boxes of the dead south louisiana cemetery 9 from the mo yen age donamsonville cemetery 10 enigmatic urn st.

Charles parish 12 the shadows of peace 13 the ruinous columns parlance plantation - pointe coupee parish 14 in the shadows 15 white against gray 16 the mirror of long ago voisin plantation ~ st. One of the finest architectural photographers in America, Robert W.

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Lost Mansions of Mississippi

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University Press of Mississippi #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Francisville cemetery the trepagnier house ~ st. Bernard parish 25 farewell to the past no. Bernard parish 24 the maw of time chateau des fleurs ~ st. 1 zenon trudeau house - st. 1 elegy for moss land 2 the mirror of grayness bayou scene 3 bayou girl 4 cabin in the fields negro brick slave cabin 5 black and white descendant ol slaves in a modern inegro wood cabin 6 moss swarm rural inegro uhurch 7 wooden tombstone south louisiana cemeterv 8 the boxes of the dead south louisiana cemetery 9 from the mo yen age donamsonville cemetery 10 enigmatic urn st.

James cemetery, -st. John the baptist parish 17 triumph over time 18 from childhood's lost world labatut house - pointecoupee parish 19 in sorrowful light no. 4 38 under time's onslaughts 39 a plaster masterpiece linwood plantation - Ascension Parish 40 SMOKE OF DESTRUCTION TH. Included are windsor, malmaison, Ingleside, Morro Castle, Annandale, The Grove, LaGrange, and many others.

Lost Mansions of Mississippi #ad - For every mansion that exists, dozens have vanished forever. James parish 23 in tragic light versailles plantation ~ st. Landry parish 37 the enshadowed PILLARS No. Chronicle Books Llc.

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Clarence John Laughlin: The Personal Eye

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Aperture #ad - Bernard parish 24 the maw of time chateau des fleurs ~ st. Francisville cemetery the trepagnier house ~ st. Stories by Lafcadio Hearn. John the baptist parish 17 triumph over time 18 from childhood's lost world labatut house - pointecoupee parish 19 in sorrowful light no. James parisk 21 the great gray cloak rienzi plantation - lafourche parish 22 under the oaks no.

Haunting words and photos. Used book in Good Condition. 3 waverly plantation - pointe coupee parish 30 tender shadows austerlitz plantation - pointe coupee parish 31 pioneer frame the cottage the conrad place ~ east Baton Rouge Parish 32 SINISTER SHADOWS 33 THE SPECTRAL FANS PINE ALLEY PLANTATION ~ St.

Clarence John Laughlin: The Personal Eye #ad - James cemetery, -st. Clarence John Laughlin photographs. 2 20 the lost doors st. John the baptist parish 35 ancient drapes 36 classic privy chretien poiNT PLANTATION - St. James parish 23 in tragic light versailles plantation ~ st. Introductionby Jonathan WIlliams. Used book in Good Condition. 1 elegy for moss land 2 the mirror of grayness bayou scene 3 bayou girl 4 cabin in the fields negro brick slave cabin 5 black and white descendant ol slaves in a modern inegro wood cabin 6 moss swarm rural inegro uhurch 7 wooden tombstone south louisiana cemeterv 8 the boxes of the dead south louisiana cemetery 9 from the mo yen age donamsonville cemetery 10 enigmatic urn st.

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PLANTATION PARADE THE GRAND MANNER IN LOUISIANA

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William Morrow #ad - Francisville cemetery the trepagnier house ~ st. 4 38 under time's onslaughts 39 a plaster masterpiece linwood plantation - Ascension Parish 40 SMOKE OF DESTRUCTION TH. James parish 23 in tragic light versailles plantation ~ st. Aperture monograph. 3 waverly plantation - pointe coupee parish 30 tender shadows austerlitz plantation - pointe coupee parish 31 pioneer frame the cottage the conrad place ~ east Baton Rouge Parish 32 SINISTER SHADOWS 33 THE SPECTRAL FANS PINE ALLEY PLANTATION ~ St.

This is not a modern reprint, print-on-demand or facsimile copy. Martin parish 34 the incredible avenue evergreen planTATION - St. Charles parish 12 the shadows of peace 13 the ruinous columns parlance plantation - pointe coupee parish 14 in the shadows 15 white against gray 16 the mirror of long ago voisin plantation ~ st.

PLANTATION PARADE THE GRAND MANNER IN LOUISIANA #ad - 1 zenon trudeau house - st. Black and white art photography. Along the great sea of the mississippi, and at the edges of the bayous, an empire unfolded during the 18th and 19th centuries. 2 20 the lost doors st. Few kings could boast the retainer that clustered about the prince-planters. Bernard parish 24 the maw of time chateau des fleurs ~ st.

Charles parish 11 doorway to forgotten years ormond plantation^ st.

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