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Plantations by the River

Watercolor Paintings from St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, by Father Joseph M. Paret, 1859

edited by Marcel Boyer
edited by Jay Edwards

144 pages / 11.00 x 9.50 inches / 29 color illustrations, 2 halftones, 2 line drawings, 1 color map

  Hardcover / 9780938909033 / March 2002
Marcel Boyer has published several historical studies as well as Father Joseph M. Paret's Mon Journal d'Amerique. He lives in Givors, France. Jay D. Edwards, Kniffen Professor of Anthropology at Louisiana State University, is the author of Louisiana's Remarkable French Vernacular Architecture.

Jay Dearborn Edwards is a professor of anthropology at Louisiana State University, where he has taught courses in anthropology, folklore, and vernacular architecture for more than thirty years. A lifelong student of the historic vernacular and Creole architecture of Louisiana, the Gulf South, and the West Indies, Edwards is the author, coauthor, or editor of four previous books:Cajun Country; Plantations by the River: Watercolor Paintings from St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, by Father Joseph M. Paret, 1859, winner of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities Book of the Year Award; Historic Louisiana Nails: Aids to the Dating of Old Buildings; and Louisiana's Remarkable French Vernacular Architecture.

Born in Paris, Nicolas Kariouk Pecquet du Bellay de Verton , grew up surrounded by various cultures and fluent in several languages. He received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Columbia University in 1961. In 1995, he retired from his career in the nuclear-related sciences and subsequently earned a master's degree in anthropology from Louisiana State University. He lives in Baton Rouge.

The coauthors' collaboration was sparked by a fortuitous encounter which brought together Jay Edwards's profound interest in vernacular architecture and Nicolas Kariouk's lifelong love for etymology.

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