“The mysteries of the French Quarter have yielded themselves to Kerri’s camera like uncorked perfumes. What kind of camera does she have? There is a mystery-uncorking, poetry-uncapping, surprise-producing mechanism inside it. Kodak doesn’t make it. There is only one such instrument, and I am grateful that Kerri owns it. The French Quarter is grateful, too. The old coquette never had it so good.”
—Andrei Codreiscu, author of Messiah
“McCaffety knows how to capture the fleeting beauty of a moment.”
—Susan Larson, New Orleans Times-Picayune
Compiled from Kerri McCaffety’s companion volume, The Majesty of the French Quarter, the striking images that grace these pages include such familiar sights as the St. Louis Cathedral and Antoine’s restaurant as well as rare glimpses of hidden courtyards and secluded interiors. Each of McCaffety’s photographs is accompanied by a caption that echoes the beauty of the iconic image.
About the Author/Photographer
Kerri McCaffety counts among her accolades the 1999 gold Lowell Thomas Award from the Society of American Travel Writers and the 1998 Author of the Year award from the New Orleans Gulf South Booksellers Association. Her books include Obituary Cocktail: Great Saloons of New Orleans; The Majesty of St. Charles Avenue; Étouffée, Mon Amour: The Great Restaurants of New Orleans; Napoleon House; St. Joseph Altars; and The Majesty of the Felicianas, among others, all published by Pelican.
VISIONS OF THE VIEUX CARRÉ
By Kerri McCaffety
ARCHITECTURE / Historic Preservation
ARCHITECTURE / Domestic
PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Regional
TRAVEL / United States / South / West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX)
64 pp. 6 x 4
30 color photos
ISBN: 9781455618736 pb