This book was prepared for an exhibition held at Christies New York in the summer of 1987. The 200 pieces of American art pottery were selected from private collections of American Ceramic Arts Society members. The book is printed in full color featuring pottery by Grueby, Teco, Rookwood, Marblehead, Ohr, Van Briggle, and others. Dr. Martin Eidelberg of Rutgers University served as editor for the book. The book presents a series of essays by Robert A. Ellison, Jr. on the history, techniques, and aesthetics of American art pottery. The catalog descriptions were written by Betty Hut. Both new and experienced collectors will find this comprehensive and beautiful book a valuable addition to their Arts and Crafts and art pottery libraries.