This long-awaited book will be a valuable tool for collectors, dealers, and researchers of modern Italian glass. Most comprehensive volumes are written in Italian, and none includes a value guide. This one, in English, includes information and photographs that will make this book a standard reference on the subject. With approximately 700 full color photos of almost 1000 examples of glass from 1900 to 2000, and an emphasis on the highly collectible mid-century period, nearly every company and technique is represented. Company histories, designer biographies, glossary, bibliography, index, and value guide make this an ideal reference book.
Leslie Pina, Ph.D. heads the Historic Preservation program at Ursuline College, in Pepper Pike, Ohio and has written and co-authored over 60 books for Schiffer on twentieth-century design, designers, and decorative arts, plus a text book, Furniture in History: 3000 BC - 2000 AD.