Rosenthal, Excellence for All Times provides readers and collectors with a detailed look at the history and works of this internationally recognized company, accompanied by a synopsis of the evolution of Modernism as it took root in Europe and America. Rosenthal's unique position in the design world is detailed through over 450 wonderful photographs, many acquired from Rosenthal's own archives. The company's constant devotion to excellence of product and perfection of design is reflected in the extraordinary examples of porcelain dinnerware, cutlery, glassware, early and late accessories, figurines, and limited edition art found throughout the book.
Detailed biographical material of the artists who design for Rosenthal and the distinguished jurors who oversee all artistic elements adds to the understanding of both Rosenthal and of Modernism and acquaints readers with the styles unique to these individual artists. This important book introduces collectors to a richness of work not recorded elsewhere, a siren call to Modernists who would search for the best of our times.