Authors, creative team behind Furnishing Louisiana to sign books during reception celebrating book’s release
WHO: The Historic New Orleans Collection
WHAT: A one-time book signing and reception with all five authors of
Furnishing Louisiana: Creole and Acadian Furniture, 1735–1835
(The Historic New Orleans Collection, 2010)
The book retails for $95 and is available at The Shop at The Collection as well as Arcadian Books, Garden District Books, Faulkner House Books, Maple Street Books, Octavia Books, Amazon.com, and Barnes and Noble and BarnesandNoble.com.
WHEN: Wednesday, February 23, 2011
WHERE: The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., New Orleans, LA
HOW: This event is free and open to the public. For details, visit www.hnoc.org or
call (504) 523-4662.
WHY: The Historic New Orleans Collection celebrates the release of its most ambitious publication, Furnishing Louisiana: Creole and Acadian Furniture, 1735–1835, with a book signing and reception on Wednesday, February 23.
In a rare appearance, all five authors—who reside outside of the greater New Orleans area—will be available to sign copies of the book. Joining authors Jack D. Holden, H. Parrott Bacot, Cybèle T. Gontar, Brian J. Costello and Francis J. Puig will be editors Jessica Dorman and Sarah R. Doerries, as well as photographer Jim Zietz and designer Tana Coman.
Featuring more than 1,200 full-color illustrations, Furnishing Louisiana presents a comprehensive catalogue of furniture forms produced in the upper and lower Mississippi River valley. The book also offers essays on cabinetmakers, hardware, woods, the art of inlay, the import trade at the Port of New Orleans and the interior of the early Louisiana home.
Copies of the book will be available at The Shop at The Collection for $95; members of The Collection receive a 10 percent discount on all shop purchases. For more information, visit www.hnoc.org or call (504) 523-4662.