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New Orleans: The Making of an Urban Landscape [Paperback]

New Orleans: The Making of an Urban Landscape [Paperback]

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Item description for New Orleans: The Making of an Urban Landscape by Peirce F. Lewis...

In his now classic work of historical geography, published in 1976, Lewis traces the rise and expansion of New Orleans through four major historic periods. This revised and greatly expanded second edition brings that story up-to-date, illustrating how the city continues to overcome its site on the Mississippi Delta--"a fearsome place, difficult enough for building houses, lunacy for wharves and skyscrapers."

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Pages   328
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 10, 2007
Publisher   Center for American Places
ISBN  1930066619  
ISBN13  9781930066618  

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Peirce F. Lewis was born in 1927.

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New Orleans-Making An Urban Landscape  Sep 21, 2005
New Orleans is an "inevitable city on an impossible
site" is what Pierce Lewis said in his book Making Of An Urban Landscape.

I would add to that "an inevitable party on an impossible site by illicite and illogical people.'

Most of what is there now was not there prior to WWII. The early settlers (1699) understood the land and built appropriately.

If anyone is to blame it is the French! But it is a most wonderful book about the growth and development of a wonderful city.


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