Creole World: Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere won the 2016 Overall Excellence Award from the Southeast Library Association. From the award statement:
A wonderful collection of photographs that successfully show the influence of Spanish and French colonialism and the architectural similarities among New Orleans and Latin Caribbean cities. The oversized book features bold photography paired with typography that both complements and enhances the user experience.
Click on the link below to download the 2016 awards announcement from Southeast Library Association’s website:
Creole World also received mention as Best Coffee Table Book from the Jazz Journalist’s Association web site, which is an archive that promotes topics of interest to journalists who cover jazz. Here’s what they had to say:
It is not only a perfectly gorgeous publication in the finest tradition of photography collections, it provides a wealth of insight into the Creole culture of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean. Familiarity with that world is fundamental to an understanding of the roots of jazz. As Jelly Roll Morton said, “if you can’t manage to put tinges of Spanish in your tunes, you will never be able to get the right seasoning . . . for jazz.”
Click on the link below to view their commentary on Creole World on the jazzhouse.org web site. Scroll down to Category 3, Coffee Table Books to read the comments: