Fonville Winans' Louisiana : politics, people, and places /
Cyril E. Vetter ; foreword by James Carville ; afterword by C.C. Lockwood.
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 1995.
x, 156 p. : ill. ; 36 cm. + 1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
0807119903 (c : alk. paper)
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Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 1995.
0807119903 (c : alk. paper)
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Accompanying CD includes spoken-word recordings and musical selections significant to Louisiana's lively political past.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-153) and index.
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Appeared in Library Journal on 1995-11-15:
Prior to his death in 1992, Winans took thousands of photographs of Louisiana's politicians, people, and scenery. This collection of over 100 of his photographs, with commentary by businessman and attorney Vetter, consists primarily of work from the 1930s and 1940s. It is accompanied by a compact disc containing, along with other selections, songs performed by former Louisiana governors Huey Long and Jimmie Davis. Winans's formal studio portraits of political figures are sometimes excessively flattering and reveal little of the subjects' character. But his other work effectively captures the ambiance and culture of French South Louisiana. Some of Winans's best work is also displayed in Myron Tassin's We Are Acadians: Nous Sommes Acadiens (1976). Winans was clearly one of the most talented regional photographers America has produced. For general readers and library photography collections.‘Thomas H. Ferrell, Univ. of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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