A celebration of the antebellum South, this compact volume features thirty full-color photographs of restored plantation homes. Complete with updated information to reflect the status of these historic buildings in light of recent changes and damage, the gorgeous photography highlights the history and outstanding architectural features of each home.
The styles of the homes range from Victorian Gothic, Colonial, Italianate, Acadian, and Southern Classical architecture, with some homes combining two or more styles. Ardoyne, Belle Oak, Catalpa, Destrehan, Layton Castle, the Myrtles, Nottoway, Oak Alley, the Pitot House and Shadows-on-the-Teche are some of the plantation homes featured in this compilation.
Constructed from cypress and other materials from the surrounding land, the homes, built over two hundred years ago, feature such details as soaring Greek columns, hipped roofs, dormer windows, balconies, galleries, ceiling frescoes, and formal ballrooms. Whether you are an architectural aficionado or a local history buff, this pocket-sized collection is the perfect introduction to the history of Southern plantation homes in Louisiana.
About the Photographer
Paul Malone, now deceased, was a critically acclaimed portrait photographer—a master in his field. He was the past president of the Professional Photographers of Louisiana and former member of the Professional Photographers of America and the American Society of Photographers. Paul and his wife, Lee, also collaborated on Louisiana Plantation Homes Postcard Book, The Majesty of the Felicianas, The Majesty of New Orleans, The Majesty of the Garden District, and The Majesty of the River Road, all published by Pelican.
About the Author
The late Lee Malone was a native New Orleanian whose love for the plantation homes of Louisiana led her to devote untold hours preparing this book.
VISIONS OF LA PLANTATION HOMES
Photography by Paul Malone
Text by Lee Malone
ARCHITECTURE / Regional
PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Architectural & Industrial
TRAVEL / United States / South / West South Central
64 pp. 6 x 4
30 color photos