New Orleans New Elegance

New Orleans New Elegance Award winning photographer Kerri McCaffety looks at the city s most innovative and iconic interiors in a quest to define the essence of the unique New Orleans style Sumptuous fabrics elegant architec

  • Title: New Orleans New Elegance
  • Author: Kerri McCaffety Julia Reed
  • ISBN: 9781580933322
  • Page: 210
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Award winning photographer Kerri McCaffety looks at the city s most innovative and iconic interiors in a quest to define the essence of the unique New Orleans style Sumptuous fabrics, elegant architectural details, intricate collections, bold abstract art, and fresh, contemporary lines are all captured in her stunning photographs.What makes New Orleans different from everAward winning photographer Kerri McCaffety looks at the city s most innovative and iconic interiors in a quest to define the essence of the unique New Orleans style Sumptuous fabrics, elegant architectural details, intricate collections, bold abstract art, and fresh, contemporary lines are all captured in her stunning photographs.What makes New Orleans different from everywhere else The answer is its history three centuries of complex cultural influences French, Spanish, and African converging in a unique climate and a strategic location at the mouth of the Mississippi River It s an alluring but elusive m lange of sophisticated and primitive, elegant and raw in a sultry, seductive atmosphere of faded glory But as New Orleans recovers from the devastation wrought by Katrina, there is an infusion of contemporary energy, manifest in all dimensions political, social, cultural, culinary, artistic Interior design is moving toward a fresh elegance while still embracing the extravagance of the past The grandeur of the Greek revival architecture and the drama of the live oaks are tempered by a fresh, relaxed elegance that respects classical proportions and details but introduces a contemporary vocabulary in furnishings and accessories More than forty houses and apartments are featured from all parts of the city the French Quarter, the Warehouse District, the Garden District, and the multiple neighborhoods that comprise Uptown Social commentator and Vogue contributor Julia Reed s introductory essay surveys the traditions of the city, placing its style in a cultural and historic context Commentary from interior designers, scholars, and antiques dealers creates a rich tapestry of perspectives and opinions on a perennially fascinating place.

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  • Kerri McCaffety Julia Reed

    Kerri s work is lush with natural light that makes the images sensual and rich, and transforms the places she photographs into poems Francis Ford CoppolaBachelor of Science in anthropology at Tulane University, New Orleans, 1989Internship with Peter Woloszynski, World of Interiors, 1995Kerri McCaffety has photographed twelve books, six of which she also wrote Awards for her books and images include a gold Lowell Thomas award, gold and silver Benjamin Franklin Awards, an Alpha award, New Orleans Gulf South Booksellers Association s Book of the Year, and two silver Independent Publisher awards While documenting the city s architectural and cultural history, she has been called stunningly skilled, a genius, and the reigning Queen of New Orleans color photography Her works have been deemed pillars of Louisiana s cultural record In 1998, McCaffety published her first book, Obituary Cocktail, The Great Saloons of New Orleans, a photographic essay and history exploring the city s social and architectural heritage through its tradition of drink It was named Book of the Year by regional booksellers, broke sales records in New Orleans, and became a local sensation Obituary Cocktail went on to inspire a fan club and a popular bar tour while winning major awards from the country s two leading independent publishers groups.McCaffety s latest book, New Orleans New Elegance, published by Random House imprint Monacelli Press, is scheduled for release in May 2012.Her books include Obituary Cocktail, The Great Saloons of New Orleans, 1998The Majesty of the French Quarter, 1999 The Majesty of St Charles Avenue with writer Cynthia McCaffety , 2001Masking and Madness Mardi Gras in New Orleans with writer Cynthia McCaffety , 2002Etouff e, Mon Amour The Great Restaurants of New Orleans, 2002St Joseph Altars, 2003The Chandelier Through the Centuries, 2006Napoleon House with writer Mikko Macchione , 2006The Finest Rooms in America by Thomas Jayne, 2010Big Easy Style by Bryan Batt, October 2011McCaffety s work has been featured in Metropolitan Home, House Beautiful, Interior Design, Colonial Homes, Southern Accents, The Oxford American, Home Magazine, Town and Country, Louisiana Cultural Vistas, Historic Traveler and Travel Leisure Her photographs are a part of the permanent collection at the Louisiana State Museum and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art In 2007 and 2008, McCaffety served as Features Editor at Louisiana Homes and Gardens Magazine.

  • 417 Comments

  • I don't really agree with the New Elegance part of the title. Much of what is shown isn't especially elegant. In particular, most of the large modern art that is shown in this book is not what I would call elegant or anything I'd want either.I don't like the worn look of some of the furniture. It looks like it was relegated to backstairs & attics decades ago and not loved or cared for or wanted by anybody since. Some almost looks deliberately aged & battered on purpose instead of just th [...]


  • I enjoyed this book. Very interesting information on the cultural, religious and historical influences on the design and architecture of New Orleans. However, I only gave it three stars and considered two stars because it has no index! Readers have to skim the pages to find any specific information they were trying to retrieve. I would never buy this book unless it's reprinted with an index included.


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