This year rounds out the first 100 years of the evolution of applied art, as launched by Ruskin and Morris in England. Those years have seen progress from the so-called Art Nouveau, revolutionary but confused, to modern art as we know it. The authors take up its development in various European countries, then in the United States. Familiar names emerge,- Orrefors, Lalique, Jensen, Frankl, Goodall, Liebes, Wright, and many less familiar. And the term ""modern applied art"" includes a wide range of subjects,- handicrafts, printing, wood carving, illustration, fabric designs, pottery, furniture, architecture, stage design, dress design, and so on.