Upcoming Information & Signings
Saturday | May 14th | 4 - 7 p.m.
OPEN HOUSE with Madilynn Nelson and other artists
5100 Freret St
SAVE MARGARET CAMPAIGN
To donate funds or time to this new campaign to save Margaret Haughery please visit:
Updates and events for this campaign will be posted in the coming weeks!
Please visit again soon for information on how to get a copy of the Statuesque Walking Map!! It will be available late summer 2011. To schedule a signing or artist talk, please e-mail Ashley at email@example.com
126 statues and monuments are featured. Here are three samples.
December 29, 1898
Atillio Piccirilli, Sculptor
John McDonogh, a wealthy New Orleans businessman, left most of his estate to the public school system.
November 10, 1943
Enrique Alférez, Sculptor
Canal Street & Elks Place
Molly Marine, created by Enrique Alférez and dedicated in 1943, is the first statue in the United States honoring women in the Marines.
March 8, 2001
Joseph Cleary, Sculptor
Port of New Orleans
This 30-foot bronze sculpture was commissioned by the Port of New Orleans.
Where to Buy
- Arcadian Books
- Barnes & Noble
- City Park Botanic Gardens
- Chateau Drugs & Gifts
- Garden District Book Shop
- Little Miss Muffin
- Maple Street Book Shop
- New Orleans Museum of Art
- Octavia Books
- more stores to come...
How to Help
- For more information about the sculptors seen in the book, please visit their websites:
Stephen Gibson - www.stephengibson.com
Franco Alessandrini - www.francoalessandrini.net
- Part of the proceeds from Statuesque New Orleans will be used for preservation and maintenance. For more detailed information
about the work being done to preserve, maintain and repair the statues and monuments, please visit:
The Monumental Task Committee - www.monumentaltask.org
Arts Council of New Orleans - www.artscouncil.org
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STORIES AND HISTORY:
- If you have a story or photographs of any statues or monuments in the Greater New Orleans area, I would love to hear from you! Please e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Book Information & Online Purchase
From 1850 to present, New Orleans history can be seen and studied through the statues that surround and grace the metropolitan area. Ashley Merlin presents this one-of-a-kind photographic guide to the statues of New Orleans.
In Statuesque New Orleans, Ashley Merlin, a locally based photographer, guides the reader on a journey through the history of New Orleans statues and monuments. She presents a unique comprehensive overview of two centuries of statues. Ms. Merlin’s photographs showcase some of the most famous ones as well as those lesser known. She highlights artists as well as the sometimes-controversial histories of each statue and monument.
From war memorials to heroes, from musicians to distinguished sculptors, join Ms. Merlin on her journey of discovery. She explores metropolitan New Orleans’ statuesque scene, from St. Charles Avenue to the Mississippi River and including Kenner and Chalmette. This is a captivating history book for children and parents alike, as well as a practical cultural travel guide.
Featuring 197 color images and 200 pages of history and facts!
A portion of book sales will be used to refurbish and maintain the statues
and monuments seen in the book.
(plus $5 for shipping and tax)