China and Glass in America, 1880-1980: From Table Top to TV Tray
China and Glass in America 1880-1980 From Table Top to TV Tray Author:Charles L. Venable, Katherine C. Grier, Ellen Denker, Stephen G. Harrison The rich colors of Fiestaware . . . the translucent beauty of Waterford crystal . . . nothing adds personality to a celebration like the right tableware. But beyond their appeal to all who want to entertain in style, and their value as collectibles, china and glass wares mirror the profound cultural and economic shifts in 20th-century America an... more »d provide a unique vantage point from which to view our society. Illustrated with more than 200 photographs of enticing glass and ceramic objects, this luxurious volume-which accompanies an exhibit organized by the Dallas Museum of Art-is the first to take a comprehensive look at the modern tableware used in American homes, treating its cultural and business history as well as its design. From table settings for turn-of-the-century ladies' luncheons to trendy accessories for suburban barbecues in the post-World War II years to the tinfoil trays invented for TV dinners, this fascinating book has it all. 250 illustrations, 200 in full color, 10 line drawings, 9 x 12" CHARLES L. VENABLE, prize-winning author of Abrams' highly successful Silver in America, is deputy director and chief curator at the Dallas Museum of Art. KATHERINE C. GRIER, a professor at the University of South Carolina, has written extensively on ceramic history and material culture. ELLEN P. DENKER is a museum consultant and a scholar in ceramics and cultural history. STEPHEN G. HARRISON is an emerging scholar in the field of material culture and assistant curator at the Dallas Museum of EXHIBITION SCHEDULE The Newark Museum, New JerseyMar. 15-June 18, 2000 Dallas Museum of ArtJuly 23, 2000-Jan. 7, 2001« less
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This is one of my favorite books. The pictures alone are worth thumbing through this; if you can't get it through pbs, try your local public or univerity library. The essays on changing American dining habits and china are great. It discusses things like china registries, presidential china etc. Super super fun.