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Author Campanella, Richard, author.

Title Cityscapes of New Orleans / Richard Campanella.

Publication Info. Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, [2017]


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 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  976.335 C15C    Check Shelf
Description xv, 383 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-363) and index.
Summary Exploring the Crescent City from the ground up, Richard Campanella takes us on a winding journey toward explaining the city's distinct urbanism and eccentricities. In Cityscapes of New Orleans, Campanella, a historical geographer and professor at Tulane University, reveals the why behind the where, delving into the historical and cultural forces that have shaped the spaces of New Orleans for over three centuries. For Campanella, every bewildering street grid and linguistic quirk has a story to tell about the landscape of Louisiana and the geography of its best known city. 'Cityscapes' of New Orleans starts with an examination of neighborhoods, from the origins of faubourgs and wards to the impact of the slave trade on patterns of residence. Campanella explains how fragments of New Orleans streets continue to elude Google Maps and why humble Creole cottages sit alongside massive Greek Revival mansions. He considers the roles of modern urban planning, environmentalism, and preservation, all of which continue to influence the layout of the city and its suburbs. In the book's final section, Campanella explores the impact of natural disasters as well-known as Hurricane Katrina and as unfamiliar as Sauvé's Crevasse, an 1849 levee break that flooded over two hundred city blocks.
Subject New Orleans (La.) -- History.
New Orleans (La.) -- Description and travel.
Neighborhoods -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History.
Architecture -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History.
New Orleans (La.) -- Geography.
Architecture. (OCoLC)fst00813346
Geography. (OCoLC)fst00940469
Neighborhoods. (OCoLC)fst01715963
Travel. (OCoLC)fst01155558
Louisiana -- New Orleans. (OCoLC)fst01204311
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780807168332 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
0807168335 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
Standard No. 40027526048
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