Robert W. Tebbs, Photographer to Architects (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
168
Utgivningsdatum
2011-12-05
Förlag
Louisiana State University Press
Medarbetare
Cangelosi, Robert J.
Illustrationer
160 Halftones, black and white
Dimensioner
219 x 257 x 18 mm
Vikt
1031 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780807142189
Robert W. Tebbs, Photographer to Architects (inbunden)

Robert W. Tebbs, Photographer to Architects

Louisiana Plantations in 1926

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One of the finest architectural photographers in America, Robert W. Tebbs produced the first photographic survey of Louisiana's plantations in 1926. From those images, now housed in the Louisiana State Museum, and not widely available until now, 119 plates showcasing fifty-two homes are featured here. Richard Anthony Lewis explores Tebbs's life and career, situating his work along the line of plantation imagery from nineteenth-century woodcuts and paintings to later twentieth-century photographs by John Clarence Laughlin, among others. Providing the family lineage and construction history of each home, Lewis discusses photographic techniques Tebbs used in his alternating panoramic and detail views. A precise documentarian, Tebbs also reveals a poetic sensibility in the plantation photos. His frequent emphasis on aspects of decay, neglect, incompleteness, and loss lends a wistful aura to many of the images -- an effect compounded by the fact that many of the homes no longer exist. This noticeable vacillation between objectivity and sentiment, Lewis shows, suggests unfamiliarity and even discomfort with the legacy of slavery. Poised on the brink of social and political reforms, Louisiana in the mid-1920s had made significant strides away from the slave-based agricultural economy that the plantation house often symbolized. Tebbs's Louisiana plantation photographs capture a literal and cultural past, reflecting a burgeoning national awareness of historic preservation and presenting plantations to us anew. Select plantations included: Ashland/Belle Helene, Avery Island, Belle Chasse, Belmont, Butler-Greenwood, L'Hermitage, Oak Alley, Parlange, RenA (c) Beauregard House, Rosedown, Seven Oaks, Shadows-on-the-Teche, The Shades, and Waverly.
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Richard Anthony Lewis is the curator of visual arts at the Louisiana State Museum in New Orleans. Robert J. Cangelosi, Jr., is president of Koch and Wilson Architects in New Orleans.