From Louis XIV to Louis Armstrong

A Cultural Tapestry

THNOC with Somogy Éditions d’Art 2004
hardcover • 10" × 11" • 104 pp.
69 color images, 10 b/w images
ISBN 978-2-85056-770-4

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Published in conjunction with the 2004 exhibition at The Historic New Orleans Collection, From Louis XIV to Louis Armstrong presents six essays addressing various periods and themes in the history of Louisiana—the colonial era, the development of 19th-century New Orleans, the visual arts from 1870 to 1940, and jazz. Underscoring the major areas of emphasis in The Collection’s holdings, From Louis XIV to Louis Armstrong features full-color reproductions of works by Louisiana artists William Aiken Walker, William Henry Buck, Ellsworth and William Woodward, and Robert Wadsworth Grafton, among others, as well as black-and-white and color images of jazz funerals, second-line parades, and various jazz artists and brass bands.