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The bold shapes and startling patterns on dinnerware of the overdue 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s are displayed in over 480 dazzling color photographs. Much of the most efficient work of six leading pottery manufacturers, Ak-Sar-Ben Pottery, Denwar Ceramics, Iroquois China Company, Laurel Potteries of California, Royal China Company, and Stetson China Company, is shown and described in detail. The dinnerware shapes, including Bantu, Casual, Futura, Holiday, Impromptu, and Scandia, produced by these necessary manufacturers are well represented to draw collectors these days. A fascinating scholarly text is full of new research in regards to the companies and their wares, grading guidelines, informative tables, detailed endnotes, and an intensive bibliography. Current market values are provided within the captions. This dinnerware is an exciting gallery of mid-century design.