Books

For more than thirty years, The Historic New Orleans Collection has been publishing books about the city and the Gulf South as part of our mission to promote the study and preservation of our region’s history and culture. Our award-winning list comprises a wide range of nonfiction titles: high-quality research and scholarship, new editions and translations of archival materials, biographies of visual artists and musicians, and richly illustrated art volumes and exhibition catalogs. We strive always to put the regional and the global in conversation, looking for what each context helps us understand about the other.

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Guidebooks to Sin

by Pamela D. Arceneaux, with a foreword by Emily Epstein Landau
2017



Garden Legacy

by Mary Louise Mossy Christovich and Roulhac Bunkley Toledano, with a foreword by S. Frederick Starr
2016



A Life in Jazz

by Danny Barker, edited by Alyn Shipton, with introduction by Gwen Thompkins
2016





Henry Howard

Robert S. Brantley with Victor McGee
2015



The Katrina Decade

David G. Spielman, photographer
2015











A Company Man

edited and with an introduction by Erin M. Greenwald; translated by Teri F. Chalmers
2013



Perique

with essays by Mary Ann Sternberg and John H. Lawrence
2012





Ernie K-Doe

by Ben Sandmel, with a foreword by Peter Guralnick
2012





Furnishing Louisiana

by Jack D. Holden, H. Parrott Bacot, and Cybèle T. Gontar, with Brian J. Costello and Francis J. Puig; edited by Jessica Dorman and Sarah R. Doerries
2010







Unfinished Blues

by Harold R. Battiste Jr. with Karen Celestan
2010





In the Spirit

with essays by Jason Berry, Dan Cameron, John H. Lawrence, and Jude Solomon
2009



Josephine Crawford

by Louise C. Hoffman
2009







Vaudechamp in New Orleans

by William Keyse Rudolph
2007





In Search of Julien Hudson

edited and with an introduction by Erin M. Greenwald, with essays by William Keyse Rudolph and Patricia Brady
2007















George L. Viavant

George E. Jordan
2003



Charting Louisiana

edited by Alfred E. Lemmon, John T. Magill, and Jason Wiese; consulting editor, John R. Hébert
2003







Complementary Visions of Louisiana Art

essays by William H. Gerdts, George E. Jordan, and Judith H. Bonner
1996





Southern Travels

edited and with an introduction by Samuel Wilson Jr., F.A.I.A.
1986