Sweet SpotsIn-Between Spaces in New Orleans

Sweet SpotsIn-Between Spaces in New Orleans

Teresa A. Toulouse and Barbara C. Ewell

Print publication date: 2019

ISBN: 9781496817020

Publisher: University Press of Mississippi

Abstract

Sweet Spots examines the dense meanings of interstitial spaces in New Orleans architecture and culture. “Interstitial space” refers not only to distinctive features of New Orleans’ houses—high ceilings, hidden passageways, balconies, courtyards and portes-de-cocheres, for example--but also to the relation of such features to the city’s streets and neighborhoods. Thirteen interdisciplinary contributors explore the roles played by “in-between” spaces in expressing and shaping intersections of race, class, gender, and environment in New Orleans. Sweet Spots is rich with visual materials, from maps, architectural renderings and surveys, to postcards, photographs, paintings and drawings.