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The Resource Cityscapes of New Orleans, Richard Campanella

Cityscapes of New Orleans, Richard Campanella

Label
Cityscapes of New Orleans
Title
Cityscapes of New Orleans
Statement of responsibility
Richard Campanella
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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 bestknown 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 “Sauv??s Crevasse,” an 1849 levee break that flooded over two hundred city blocks. Cityscapes of New Orleans offers a wealth of perspectives for uninitiated visitors and transplanted citizens still confounded by terms like “neutral ground,” as well as native-born New Orleanians trying to understand the Canal Street Sinkhole. Campanella shows us a vibrant metropolis with stories around every corner. --
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Campanella, Richard
Dewey number
976.3/35
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F379.N557
LC item number
C239 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Neighborhoods
  • Architecture
  • PLP
  • New Orleans (La.)
  • New Orleans (La.)
  • Louisiana
  • New Orleans (La.)
Label
Cityscapes of New Orleans, Richard Campanella
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-363) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 383 pages
Isbn
9780807168332
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2017008826
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)975998376
  • (OCoLC)ocn975998376
Label
Cityscapes of New Orleans, Richard Campanella
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-363) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 383 pages
Isbn
9780807168332
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2017008826
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)975998376
  • (OCoLC)ocn975998376

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