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Gardens of New Orleans: Exquisite Excess
San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2000
Written by Lake Douglas and Jeannette Hardy
Contemporary photographs by Richard Sexton
Gardens of New Orleans: Exquisite Excess features an eclectic view of contemporary private gardens complemented by New Orleans’ public parks and green spaces framed by a well-documented history of the New Orleans garden tradition. In this book, Richard Sexton played a supporting role as photographer, providing the visual accompaniment to the narratives of authors Lake Douglas and Jeannette Hardy.
Gardens of New Orleans: Exquisite Excess received the Book of the Year Award for 2001 from the New Orleans/Gulf South Booksellers Association. It was also an editor’s choice “Top 10 Garden Books” listing for 2001 on Amazon.com.