Jim Blanchard

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Biography

Louisiana’s own Jim Blanchard is a prominent architectural archival artist and research enthusiast whose measured watercolor drawings are elaborate portraits of historic 18th and 19th century buildings. Jim Blanchard’s Magnificent Obsessions: New Orleans Buildings and Residences is a book of Blanchard’s illustrations, with a brief account of the architectural history of New Orleans. His works and writings on his unique and exacting style have been featured prominently in noted publications, private and public collections, museums, and universities.

 

 


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1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing

3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
State Capitol, House Committee Room 5
Book Talk
Jim Blanchard’s Magnificent Obsessions: New Orleans Buildings and Residences, 300 Years of New Orleans Architecture


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Jim Blanchard’s Magnificent Obsessions: New Orleans Buildings and Residences

A Book of Pictures ~ with a little history ~ dedicated to all who turn these  pages in anticipation, and with wonderment of what once was, and still is... New Orleans

A hardcover book with over 230 (full color) pages containing over 200 of Jim Blanchard’s Watercolor Drawings of historic buildings and residences of New Orleans, with other illustrations and history. 

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