Thursday, 26 April 2012

A History of Designed Landscapes in New Orleans


Sally O'Halloran got in touch to flag up what in her opinion is a fascinating study of the history of both public and private spaces in New Orleans.  I cannot offer an opinion as I have yet to read the tome, but according to the publicity, 'Landscape architect Lake Douglas employs written accounts, archival data, historic photographs, lithographs, maps, and city planning documents many of which have never been published until now to explore public and private outdoor spaces in New Orleans and those who shaped them. The result, Public Spaces, Private Gardens: A History of Designed Landscapes in New Orleans, is the first in-depth examination of the city's landscape history.'

Would anyone care to submit a review?

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