Thursday, October 10th
A sumptuous photographic portrait of New Orleans' legendary cemeteries and their collage of architectural monuments, sculptural memorials, ironwork, and landscapes, shown as living structures that are unique expressions of remembrance and identity. The open-air museums of each cemetery, really tell vivid stories about the Crescent City's haunting social history.
With Brantley's many photographs and 20 biographies, S. Frederick Starr's introduction, and Heather Veneziano's symbolic interpretations, Sacred Ground offers an absolute and artful display of the rituals, traditions, and unusual customs born out of New Orleans' environment, religious culture, and ethnic diversity.
This book is available in hardcover ($40.00).
Robert S. Brantley discusses and signs his book, Sacred Ground: The Cemeteries of New Orleans.
If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.