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Delirious New Orleans : manifesto for an extraordinary American city

Author: Stephen Verderber
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2009.
Series: Roger Fullington series in architecture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"This book began as a documentary project to capture the idiosyncratic vernacular architecture and artifacts--vintage mom-and-pop businesses, roadside motels, live music clubs, neon signs, wall murals, fast-food joints, and so on--that helped give the city's various "off the beaten tourist path" neighborhoods their unique character. But because so many of these places and artifacts were devastated by Hurricane  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Verderber
ISBN: 9780292717534 0292717539
OCLC Number: 221167414
Awards: Winner of Abbott Lowell Cummings Prize, Vernacular Architecture Forum 2010 (United States)
Description: xii, 252 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.
Contents: A delirious landscape --
Commercial vernacular architecture in New Orleans --
Soul, funk, and hip-hop --
Illusion, delusion, and folly --
Roadside nomadicism and a city's rebirth --
Architecture under siege : a lesson from Katrina for twenty-first-century America.
Series Title: Roger Fullington series in architecture.
Responsibility: Stephen Verderber ; foreword by Kevin Alter.
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Discusses how the built environment is shaped by New Orleans's history of race and class inequities and political manoeuvring, along with its peculiar, below-sea-level geography. This work considers  Read more...

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