Kit Wohl



Kit Wohl is an award-winning writer, photographer, and artist.  The metal arts led her to combine these disciplines in New Orleans Icons: Iron Lace, her thirteenth book and the first of her New Orleans Icons series.  She apprenticed with blacksmiths and welders, learning to design and fabricate railings, chandeliers, and sculpture, the largest a 7,200-pound cast aluminum ceiling sculpture.





9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
State Capitol Building, House Committee Room 5
Book Talk
New Oreans Icons: Iron Lace

10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


New Orleans Icons: Iron Lace

A heritage crafted of elegance and strength.

The wrought and cast ironwork of New Orleans is lauded worldwide for its intricacy and timelessness. 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 stunning tour of Crescent City craftsmanship. Graced with photographs of the city’s most famed works, histories of each piece and its location transport readers on a journey of elegance and beauty. From the famous cornstalk fence to the storied splendor of the Pontalba Buildings, these vignettes illuminate the rich tapestry of New Orleans’s heritage.


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