Click to enlargeNew Orleans Decorative Ironwork

Wrought iron and cast iron virtually define New Orleans and unite the French Quarter and the American Garden District. Even newcomers are struck by the abundance of the decoration: everywhere there are window grilles, gates, balcony railings, entire verandas of iron. "Iron lace"," the immortal metaphor, fairly swathes New Orleans and draws us into its veil. New Orleans Decorative Ironwork offers a private tour of the finest wrought iron and cast iron in the city. Structural or purely ornamental, ironwork graces New Orleans' most distinguished architecture.

ISBN: 0895351560; Author: ; Publisher: The Knapp Press; Format: Paperback; 37 pages, 15 pictures