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- DescriptionArchitect, scholar, and civil leader, Samuel Wilson, Jr. was the founding president of the Louisiana Landmarks Society, which advocates historic preservation in New Orleans. A complement to Learning From Samuel Wilson, Jr., this second volume offers new information on historic preservation. The collection of interviews between Abbye A. Gorin and the rewned architect offers an intimate glimpse of what was involved in carrying out projects and executing research. Through candid conversations, the book exposes the complexities of architecture and the intricate steps involved in a restoration project. In addition to documenting Wilsons career, Conversations puts his contributions to American architecture into context. Period illustrations of such establishments as Banque de la Louisiane, the Hermann-Grima House, and the Beauregard House are interspersed throughout the text. The book also includes general information about the modern preservation movement and a list of suggested references.
- Author Biographyn addition to working in the Tulane archives, Abbye A. Gorin is an architectural researcher, writer, and photographer. She earned her BFA from University of Texas at Austin, her MS from University of New Orleans, and her PhD from Virginia Tech. She is a recipient of a Whos Who award and has written numerous books on the subject of architecture. She is also the author of Learning From Samuel Wilson, Jr. Gorin resides in Metairie, Louisiana.
- PublisherPelican Publishing Co
- Date of Publication04/01/2012
- Place of PublicationGretna, LA
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPelican Publishing Co
- Content Note14 Illus.
- Weight272 g
- Width140 mm
- Height215 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Edited byAbbye A Gorin
- Foreword byRonald C Filson,Ann Masson
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