Carl A. Brasseaux, Glenn R. Conrad, R. Warren Robison
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Louisiana's rich history & culture reflected in her courhouses.
This second edition of The Courthouses of Louisiana is a valuable reference for the historian, architect, attorney, and any student of Louisiana state & local culture.
A subject of longstanding interest for the three authors, Louisiana's courthouses have caused the trio to combine their expertise in the areas of culture, history, and architecture to produce a richly informative book, illustrated with maps and approximately 250 black and white photographs. To set the scene for the work's collection of parish essays, each author contributed an introduction charting the historical development of Louisiana's local and regional governments, and the architectural styles that influenced the appearance of governmental buildings. The architectural styles of the parish courthouses, long the focal points of public life across Louisiana, were not merely notable items of construction, but were also reflections of parochial political, social, and economic trends, and became expressions of parochial independence and authority. The reader is introduced to several eras of courthouse architecture-- Romanesque, neo-Gothic, neo-Baroque, Greek Revival, Art Deco, and contemporary. All of these major historical styles are represented in The Courthouses of Louisiana.
Sketches of individual parishes constitute the heart of the work. Arranged alphabetically by parish name are the stories of parish creation, the selection of courthouse sites, and the local politics and associated events that resulted in the construction and replacement of courthouse buildings.
The intrinsic interest of the topic, the rich history contained in each parish, the breadth of architectural styles, and the academic skills and narrative instincts of the authors have made The Courthouses of Louisiana one of Louisiana's most important reference works for the past 20 years.
Volume I of the USL Architecture Series
The Origin and Development of Local Government in Louisiana
Louisiana's Parishes and Courthouses
Louisiana Courthouse Architecture
EAST BATON ROUGE
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST
WEST BATON ROUGE
Louisiana's Oldest Courthouses, Louisiana's Newest Courthouses
Courthouses of the Teens and Twenties
The W. P. A. Courthouses
Some Courthouses of the '50s, '60s, and '70s
Louisiana's Courthouse Architects
Glossary of Architectural Terms
Center for Louisiana Studies
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Library of Congress: 77-79688
Book Publisher: Center for Louisiana Studies
No. of Pages: 198