New Orleans: The Making of an Urban Landscape

New Orleans: The Making of an Urban Landscape


By (author) Peirce F. Lewis

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  • Publisher: University of Virginia Press
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 180mm x 254mm x 13mm | 386g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2003
  • Publication City/Country: Charlottesville
  • ISBN 10: 1930066104
  • ISBN 13: 9781930066106
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 77 b&w illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,026,904

Product description

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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Author information

Peirce F. Lewis, former President of the Association of American Geographers and Professor of Geography Emeritus at the Pennsylvania State University, has published widely on the American landscape.

Review quote

Peirce Lewis's original "New Orleans" earned iconic status in georaphical writing on the American city. The appearance of a thoroughly reworked new edition is a devoutly welcome event.--Michael P. Conzen, University of Chicago