Ohio's rich artistic heritage is particularly impressive in the area of the decorative arts from the first two-thirds of the 20th century, a boom time when innovative designs were developed by companies working together with artists. In this catalogue, illustrated with 70 color plates and additional full-page close-up detail views, Carol Boram-Hays discusses this important contribution through a variety of outstanding works in glass, ceramics, enameling, furniture design, metalwork, and jewelry.
"A well-written and beautifully illustrated book that ... is an important contribution to decorative arts scholarship. It places Ohio on the map as a national competitor in the production of 20th-century high-style functional objects."—Winterthur Portfolio