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Henry Howard Robert Brantley, Victor McGee

Henry Howard

Louisiana's Architect

Robert Brantley Victor McGee

Details: Hardcover
Size: 8.9 X 12 IN
Pages: 352
Color: 300
Publication Date: 06/09/2015
Rights: World
ISBN: 9781616892784


Few nineteenth-century architects ventured far from the pattern-book styles of their time. One architect not constrained by tradition was the Irish-born American Henry Howard, who started as a carpenter and stair builder in 1836 New York and arrived in New Orleans the following year, soon establishing a reputation for distinctive designs that blended American and European trends. His career gained momentum as he went on to design an extraordinarily diverse portfolio of magnificent residences and civic buildings in New Orleans and its environs. Henry Howard is a lavishly produced clothbound volume featuring hundreds of contemporary and archival images and a comprehensive analysis of his'built work. The first book to examine the forty-year career of the architect, Henry Howard establishes a clear lineage of his aesthetic contributions to the urban and rural environments of the South.

  • Co-published with The Historic New Orleans Collection
  • The first book to explore the history of architect Henry Howard, who shaped New Orleans's urban landscape as well as some of the most significant residences of Louisiana's countryside
  • Features a rich blend of archival images, historical documents, and beautiful contemporary photographs

Robert S. Brantley is a New Orleans-based architectural photographer whose work has appeared in numerous design magazines and books about New Orleans.