Tricentennial Reading List with John Kemp

Jan 22, 2019

Susan Larson continues her look at 300 great New Orleans books, this week with author John Kemp as they look at books on art.

Books by John Kemp:

  • A Unique Slant of Light: The Bicentennial History of Art in Louisiana, 2012
  • Expressions of Place: The Contemporary Louisiana Landscape, 2016
  • Auseklis Ozols: The Romantic Realism of an Artist and Teacher, 2018

Other art books:


  • Downriver: Currents of Style in Louisiana Painting, 1800-1950 by Estill Curtis Pennington, 1991 by Pelican, in connection with the show at NOMA.
  • Art in the American South: Works from the Ogden Collection, by Randolph Delahanty, 1996
  • A Unique Slant of Light: The Bicentennial History of Art in Louisiana, 2012, Published by the LEH and Unv. Press of Miss.
  • Degas in New Orleans: Encounters in the Creole World of George Washington Cable and Kate Chopin, by Christopher Benfey
  • Tools of her Ministry: The Art of Sister Gertrude Morgan, by William Fagaly
  • Printmaking in New Orleans, by the late Jessie Poesch, Newcomb art professor, 2006.  A visually stunning book, spanning cultural strata from highbrow to pop, Printmaking in New Orleans offers the first in-depth examination of the printmaker’s art in Louisiana, from colonial times to the present day. Published by HNOC and Unv Press of Miss
  • Haunter of Ruins: The Photography of Clarence John Laughlin, by Patricia Brady, Jon Kulka and edited by John Lawrence and Patricia Brady, 1997
  • The Art of George Rodrigue by Ginger Danto
  • Lynn Emery by Philip Palmedo 
  • The Art of Walter Anderson by Patricia Pinson, 2003
  • Martha Wright Ambrose (1914-2000): The Rediscovery of a Southern Regional Artist. By Roulhac Toldano and Scott Veazey, 2016
  • Eric Bookhardt, editor of Inventing Reality: New Orleans Visionary Photography, 2013. LUNA Press, an anthology highlighting the work of twenty-seven contemporary New Orleans photographers. (Jules Lion)
  • Miranda Lash, editor of the catalog, The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden.