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020 9780807168332|q(hardcover ;|qalkaline paper)
020 0807168335|q(hardcover ;|qalkaline paper)
024 8 40027526048
050 00 F379.N557|bC239 2017
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100 1 Campanella, Richard,|eauthor.
245 10 Cityscapes of New Orleans /|cRichard Campanella.
264 1 Baton Rouge :|bLouisiana State University Press,|c
300 xv, 383 pages :|billustrations, maps ;|c25 cm
504 Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-363) and
520 8 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.
650 0 Neighborhoods|zLouisiana|zNew Orleans|xHistory.
650 0 Architecture|zLouisiana|zNew Orleans|xHistory.
650 7 Architecture.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00813346
650 7 Geography.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00940469
650 7 Neighborhoods.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01715963
650 7 Travel.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01155558
651 0 New Orleans (La.)|xHistory.
651 0 New Orleans (La.)|xDescription and travel.
651 0 New Orleans (La.)|xGeography.
651 7 Louisiana|zNew Orleans.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01204311
655 7 History.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01411628
655 7 History.|2lcgft