A heritage cast in elegance and strength.
The wrought and cast ironwork of New Orleans is lauded worldwide for its intricacy and timeless designs. Generations of artisans have labored to create the unyielding filigrees that guard windows, doors, and gardens. Now, award-winning author Kit Wohl eloquently marries her passions for art, photography, and metalwork in this visual tour of Crescent City craftsmanship. Graced with photographs of the city’s most famed works, histories of each piece and its location guide readers on a journey of outstanding craftsmanship. From the famous cornstalk fence to the storied splendor of the Pontalba Buildings, these vignettes illuminate New Orleans’ rich artistic legacy.
About the Author
Award-winning author, artist, and photographer Kit Wohl has designed multiple cookbooks, and her artwork appears in collections across the Americas and Europe. Her metalwork includes chandeliers, railings, and sculptures. Wohl’s creative work brings a personal depth to her explorations of New Orleans’ history.
About the Foreword Writer
Pulitzer Prize finalist Chris Rose is a New York Times best-selling writer and journalist. He first came to national prominence for his column in the Times-Picayune reflecting life in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
New Orleans Icons: Iron Lace
By Kit Wohl
Foreword by Chris Rose
96 pp. 8.5 x 8.5
100 color photos
ARCHITECTURE / Regional
ARCHITECTURE / Decoration & Ornament
DESIGN / Decorative Arts