High Style: Masterworks from the Bernard & Sylvia Ostry Collection
ISBN 10: 0888544464 / 0-88854-446-4
ISBN 13: 9780888544469
Publisher: Royal Ontario Museum
Publication Date: 2006
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
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