Louisiana Faces: Images from a Renaissance by Jason Berry, Philip Gould (Hardback, 2000)
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- DescriptionSince the late 1970s, Louisiana a state long kwn for outrageous politicians has witnessed a blossoming of the arts and their enthusiastic reception by a national, and even world-wide, audience. From John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces to James Lee Burke's detective Dave Robicheaux; from singers Fats Domi and Aaron Neville to jazz patriarch Ellis Marsalis and his music-making family; from George Rodrigue's blue dog to Chef Paul Prudhomme's transcendent cooking the list is long for Louisiana talent. Louisiana Faces documents in images and words the human texture of this remarkable renaissance, t only the painters, sculptors, chefs, musicians, poets, and writers who create the art, but also the ordinary people who in their daily and seasonal rhythms inform that art. Some are living legends, others well-kept secrets; all have a place, and a face, at the feast. Philip Gould confirms his own part in the renaissance with the 125 stunning portraits in Louisiana Faces. Gould's lively, poignant photographs capture a range of personalities in timeless settings that mirror the larger culture whether masked riders in a Cajun carnival or jazzmen playing a street funeral. Writer Jason Berry complements Gould's images with a probing, witty essay that explores the parallels between art and life. Using meld of interviews, anecdotes, history, and commentary, Berry treats outsized political figures and pop culture celebrities as a parade of inspiration for Louisiana artists.
- Author BiographyPhilip Gould is a documentary photographer who has made Louisiana his home and favorite subject for more than two decades. Based in Lafayette, he has published numerous pictorial books on the state, including The Louisiana Houses of A. Hays Town, Louisiana's Capitols: The Power and the Beauty, and Cajun Music and Zydeco. His photographs grace Emeril Lagasse's cookbook Every Day's a Party: Louisiana Recipes for Celebrating with Family and Friends. New Orleans writer Jason Berry has published four previous books, including the award-winning Lead Us Not Into Temptation: Catholic Priests and the Sexual Abuse of Children and Up from the Cradle of Jazz: New Orleans Music Since World War II. The recipient of an Alicia Patterson Fellowship in journalism, he has produced television documentaries and has lectured on many campuses.
- Author(s)Jason Berry,Philip Gould
- PublisherLouisiana State University Press
- Date of Publication01/10/2000
- SubjectThe Arts: General & Reference
- Place of PublicationBaton Rouge
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintLouisiana State University Press
- Content Note135 colour photographs
- Weight1420 g
- Width254 mm
- Height305 mm
- Spine21 mm
- Photographs byPhilip Gould
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