Cast Iron and the Crescent City, Ann Masson & Lydia Schmalz

A pictorial examination of cast iron in New Orleans. Cast iron artistry remains an iconic characteristic of New Orleans, familiar to both locals and visitors alike. Beginning with the origins of cast iron, this pictorial study follows its evolution into contemporary times. Ornate illustrations depict the various patterns of cast iron that have been used over the years while photographs portray examples of the artistry throughout the city.  (softbound, 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.2 in., 56 pages, illustrated, ISBN 1589809947) Reprint edition (December 15, 2011).