Errol Barron
Walsworth Publishing Company, Marceline, MO, 2011, English
Nonfiction, Architecture
7.9 x 5.4 inches, paperback, 124 pages
ISBN: 9780615553733
Suggested Retail Price: $20.00

From the Publisher. New Orleans Observed: Drawings and Observations of America’s Most Foreign City is a collection of drawings and observations made primarily while Errol Barron was on sabbatical from the Tulane University School of Architecture (2009). Each day for several hours he would drive or ride a bicycle through the neighborhoods of the city stopping where something caught his eye. The book is loosely organized by areas the old quarter, downtown, the center, uptown with scattered examples of local buildings, places, and oddities. The drawings, varied and improvisational like the book itself, are taken from his sketchbooks and are reproduced here in the same format and size of those books. Included are a foreword by John Lawrence, Director of Museum Programs, The Historic New Orleans Collection, and notes on the drawings in the back of the book. Altogether, the book illustrates aspects of the city that have inspired affection, respect, and humor and records the many trips exploring a place that defies easy description.

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