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New Orleans: Elegance and Decadence
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Автор: Richard Sexton, Randolph Delehanty
Година: 1993
Издател: Chronicle Books
Цена: 35 лв.
Номер: 18896
Наличност: 1
Описание: Безплатна доставка - The Crescent City. The Northernmost Caribbean City. The City that Care Forgot. The Venice of North America. Many efforts have been made to describe the style of New Orleans; a city at once enigmatic and complex. "New Orleans: Elegance and Decadence" is an impressionistic photographic essay that reveals what words can only partially convey. A paean to the art of New Orleans living, this book features the interiors, furnishings, art collections, and gardens of New Orleans residences that fuse refined elegance with an undercurrent of cultivated decadence. This book also explores how the combination of a semi-tropical climate, a strongly European and Catholic culture, essential African influences, and the revelry of Mardi Gras have created a contemporary ambiance unlike that of any other city in America. Richard Sexton's expressive vision of the city today is complemented by Randolph Delehanty's historical perceptions. "New Orleans: Elegance and Decadence" celebrates the joyous spirit of this distinctive culture and is an inspiration to those of us everywhere who pursue the art of living.