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High Style: Masterworks From The Bernard & Sylvia Ostry Collection

The Bernard & Sylvia Ostry Collection has helped to establish the Royal Ontario Museum Toronto as the most significant repository of early 20th century decorative arts in Canada and one of the premier institutions in this area of collecting in North America. Curators from other museums have been especially impressed by the range of 20th century silver in the Ostry collection and by the significant number of examples of wrought iron, an area that is often overlooked by collectors and museums. The Ostry collection represents three of the decorative arts movements that spanned the closing years of the 19th century through to the end of the 1930s; Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco, with the emphasis on Deco. Furniture, art glass, ceramics, silverware, light fixtures, and sculpture are represented in the collection. This work selects some of the most important items from the collection, pieces that represent the highest level of achievement in their field; pieces that can truly be called Ahigh

Hardcover: 148 pages

Publisher: Royal Ontario Museum; First Edition edition (July 31, 2006)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0888544464

ISBN-13: 978-0888544469

Product Dimensions: 11 x 0.7 x 11.5 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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I purchased this book from in July of this year and the price was just under six dollars. If you can find one close to that it's worth buying. Otherwise, I would recommend looking elsewhere. There are any number of books on Art Deco that offer a better and more thorough selection of examples. Although many of the items in this collection are impressive a good number are rather lackluster. The dust jacket highlights one of the better pieces in the book. Not meaning to sound overly critical, as I did enjoy much of what was there, there just wasn't a whole lot of there, there.

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